Aspen U: Full Circle Everest

The story of the first all-Black team to summit Mt. Everest is being told on February 2, 2023.

Aspen U Speaker Series

February 2, 2023 | Limelight Aspen, 6pm, doors open at 5:30pm for beers and networking

Expedition leader Philip Henderson will discuss the game-changing climb that took place in the spring of 2022. Philip will share his story—including the challenges, successes, and takeaways from this historic expedition as it applies to business and living in a changing world.

Philip Henderson has a 30-year career in the outdoors, including more than twenty years as a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Instructor. His passion for recreation, education, and climbing has provided him with opportunities to travel, climb, and ski around the world. He has been instrumental in teaching mountain skills training to guides and porters in Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania, and Chile as well as encouraging, inspiring, and mentoring many more people to get outside. His climbing career has taken him to Denali twice, and to Kilimanjaro where he led the first Black team to summit. He is a recipient of the 2020 Outdoor Afro Lifetime Achievement Award, and a board member of the climate nonprofit Protect Our Winters.

This event brought to you by Aspen Skiing Company, ACES, and POW.

The First All-Black Team to Summit Mt Everest

Double Ladder Ice Fall on Everest

Double Ladder Ice Fall on Everest