Mike Posner announces he has successfully climbed Mount Everest after months of training and preparation
Mike Posner announced that he had successfully climbed Mount Everest via a post shared on his Twitter account on Tuesday.
The 33-year-old Cooler Than Me singer noted that he had made the trek with a group of other mountaineers and that they had reached the top of the world’s highest mountain in the early morning hours.
The songwriter is no stranger to physically grueling ventures, having completed a successful journey across the United States on foot in 2019.
Major achievement: Mike Posner announced that he had successfully climbed Mount Everest in a post shared on his Twitter account on Tuesday; he is pictured in 2018
Posner began the message by listing the names of his fellow climbers, noting that the rising sun was unlike anything he’d seen before.
He wrote: ‘This morning at 4:35 am Dawa Chirring Sherpa, Jon Kedrowski, Dawa Dorje Sherpa and Mike Posner have reached the top of Mount Everest. That’s what I call a sunrise.’
The Please Don’t Go singer further noted that he and his group still took their heritage very seriously and were grateful for the good wishes of his followers.
“We’re back in Camp 2 now, but not out of the woods until we descend to base camp tomorrow. Please keep us in your prayers,” he concluded.
Let everyone know: The Cooler Than Me singer listed the names of his fellow climbers in his post and said the group would make another descent the following day
Long process: Posner started training for the climb earlier this year, climbing to several peaks in locations such as Colorado and Pakistan
Posner initially announced on his Twitter account that he would attempt to climb Mount Everest in March.
In the message, the songwriter pointed out that he would embark on the journey to raise money for the Detroit Justice Center, which focuses on legal reform in the singer’s hometown.
He regularly updates his followers with photos and videos taken during his training process, which he started in locations like Pakistan and Colorado.
The hitmaker finally arrived in Nepal in early April and continued to share much of the content he filmed and photographed during his ascent before announcing that he had reached the top of the mountain.
Posner has not shared any photos or videos of the summit of the world’s highest peak.
Charity: The singer embarked on the journey in an effort to raise money for the Detroit Justice Center, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of residents in his hometown
Taking the time: Posner arrived in Nepal in April and shared several photos and videos he had taken during his time in the country to his Twitter and Instagram accounts
Earlier in 2019, the singer took a walk through the mainland United States, where he suffered a rattlesnake bite that required him to be hospitalized for several weeks.
After the journey ended, the hitmaker spoke to Time and told that he was making the journey in an effort to grow as a person and become his own hero.
He said, ‘I’ve spent a lot of my life trying to make it as comfortable as possible. During the walk I tried to do the opposite. What happens then is that you become a better, harder, more authentic version of yourself.’
Posner also talked about how he began to see the country in a new way and developed an affection for living outside a big city, which he had done for most of his life until then.
“You know how when someone goes on a trip and comes back, they say, ‘It was beautiful!’ It may sound corny, but at some point I realized: every place was beautiful,” he said.
Taking a Journey: In 2019, Posner took a trip across the United States on foot, later telling Time that he was trying to become a “better, harder, more authentic version” of himself; he can be seen in 2018