This past June, a group of young black adventurers known as the Expedition Denali Team, became the first all black expedition team to summit the Denali Mountain. Denali, also known as Mount McKinley, is the highest peak in North America. At 20,320 feet above sea level, the black expedition team attempted the 5-mile climb up to the top.
The Expedition Denali team is comprised of ten climbers: Scott Briscoe, Stephen DeBerry, James Kagambi, Billy Long, Ryan Mitchell, Tyrhee Moore, Robby ReChord, Rosemary Saal, Adina Scott, Stephen Shobe and Erica Wynn. They were accompanied by a host of support and media who documented their experience every step of the way.
Little Known Black History Fact: The Denali Expedition Team was originally published on blackamericaweb.com