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High Places by John


Sophia Danenberg is the first African American woman to climb Mount Everest. That was in 2006. It’s not new news, but it’s new to many of us who never read about it. I read about Sophia as I was doing a short piece on Sibusiso Vilane, the first “Black” man to climb Everest.

I admire anyone, of any race who can accomplish these challenges, even if they are arbitrary in the sense that there is no need other than one’s desire to set out to tackle them. From the comfort of the Net, I’ve watched as modern explorers like Ben Saunders have set out of these treks in much the same was as we set off to work. Someone should televise

Life is an adventure and their stories serve as another example of just how wide the world still is. It’s been a minute since my last outing, and thanks to Net I can get an adventure fix. Don’t just sit there.

One Response to “High Places”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Wow..I do not remember reading about her in JET or Ebony! I must have been asleep. Thank you for sharing. I do care because I always hear of people who have reached the top of Mount Everest and all I can think about is Mathew Henson and the North Pole when it comes to climbing! Continue the enlightenment. I am listening & learning! 8)

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