Yesterday, Mike Posner, the pop singer-songwriter announced on Twitter that he had just summited Mount Everest. The climb was the culmination of 18 months of training and weeks of high-altitude hiking.
This morning at 4:35 am, Dawa Chirring Sherpa, Jon Kedrowski, Dawa Dorje Sherpa and Mike Posner summited Mt Everest. That’s what I call a sunrise.
We are now back at camp 2 but not out of the woods until we descend to base camp tomorrow am. Please keep us in your prayers 🙏🏻☺️
— mikeposner (@MikePosner) June 1, 2021
Posner arrived in Nepal on April 7 and at Everest base camp on April 20 and went on weeks of acclimatization hikes before eventually attempting Everest.
Posner has been raising money for the Detroit Justice Center and has so far raised $224k of a $250k target. Check out the GoFundMe.
That’s why I’ve decided to dedicate my climb to raising funds for the Detroit Justice Center – the only organization of its kind doing criminal justice reform work that would make my dad beam with joy – and it’s led by Black women.
Prompted by the death of his father, Posner hiked across the continental United States in 2019. He began training for the Everest summit just two weeks after finishing his cross-country hike in late 2019.
Michael Robert Henrion Posner (born February 12, 1988) is an American singer, songwriter, poet, and record producer. Posner released his debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff, on August 10, 2010. The album includes the US Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single “Cooler than Me” as well as the top 20 single “Please Don’t Go”. In 2016 he released his second album, At Night, Alone. A remix of his 2015 single “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” from the album peaked in the top 10 on the charts in 27 countries around the world, including hitting number one in many and the top five on the BillboardHot 100 in the United States. He has written songs for a great number of fellow artists. In March 2017, he released his first book of poetry, Tear Drops & Balloons. Posner is also a member of the alternative hip-hop and R&B duo Mansionz with Matthew Musto (aka blackbear). On April 15, 2019, Posner started to walk across the continental United States, from New Jersey to California. He completed the journey on October 18, 2019 (2851 miles in 186 days), after surviving a rattlesnake bite in August 2019 in Colorado.