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Summiting Expectations: Everest 2022 and Other Adventures with Phil Henderson
Dec 2, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
In 2022 Phil Henderson will be leading the first all-Black team, Full Circle, to summit Mt. Everest. Phil has worked in the outdoor industry for almost three decades including 22 years as a mentor, leader, and educator of youth with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). His passion for outdoor recreation, education, and climbing has provided him with opportunities to travel, climb, and ski around the world. He has taught mountain skills to guides, rangers, and porters in Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania, and Chile.
Phil is the recipient of the Outdoor Afro 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012 Phil was a member and team leader of the North Face/National Geographic Everest Education Expedition. He became one of few African Americans to summit Denali in 2013. In 2018 he led an all-African American ascent of Mt Kilimanjaro. He currently spends his time here in SW Colorado recreating in and around the San Juan Mountains. Phil’s mission is to encourage, inspire and mentor people on the power of nature and the importance of getting outside.