SnowBrains Podcast #32 | Eddie Taylor – Member of “Full Circle Everest” 1st All-Black Team to Attempt 29,032′ Mt. Everest

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My guest today is Eddie Taylor:

  • Eddie is a member of Full Circle Everest, the 1st all-black team to attempt to summit 29,032-foot Mt. Everest, the highest peak on Earth.
  • There have been over 6,000 summits of Mt. Everest and only ten of those were black people
  • The 1st black person to summit Everest didn’t occur until the year 2003, 40-years after the first American expedition reached the summit of Everest
  • Full Circle’s goal is to showcase the tenacity and strength of black climbers and highlight the barriers that continue to exist for Black communities in accessing the outdoors. This historic attempt will inspire the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts, educators, leaders, and mountaineers of color to continue chasing their personal summits
  • Eddie Taylor has some very strong high altitude experience under his belt already
  • He just summited and skied 18,700′ El Pico de Orizaba in Mexico in November
  • Eddie has skied from the summit of 20,000′ Denali in Alaska
  • He’s skied off the summit of 14,000′ Mt. Rainier in WA
  • Eddie executed a 20-pitch rock climb to summit 16,000′ Mt. Kenya in Africa
  • He’s even been on top of 23,000′ Aconcagua in Argentina
  • Eddie was a decathlon athlete in college and is currently a high school teacher in Colorado

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The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #32 – Eddie Taylor – Member of “Full Circle Everest” 1st All-Black Team to Attempt 29,032′ Mt. Everest

Recorded on November 18, 2021, in Tahoe Vista, CA (Miles Clark) and Northfield, MN (Eddie Taylor).

This episode was edited by Jared White

Music by Chad Crouch

Host, producer, and creator = Miles Clark

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