History was made this weekend as the Full Circle Everest team became the first Black team to make it to the top of Mount Everest

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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, Mt. Everest is seen from the way to Kalapatthar in Nepal. China will draw a “separation line” atop Mount Everest to prevent the coronavirus from being spread by climbers ascending Nepal's side of the mountain, Chinese state media reported Monday. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File)
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History was made this weekend as the first Black team to make it to the top of Mount Everest, the highest summit in the world, has completed its mission. The Full Circle Everest team embarked on a journey in the Himalayas that took months to complete. Ultimately, seven of the nine members reached the summit.

The team chronicled their journey on Instagram, with the ultimate goal of highlighting the barriers that continue to exist for Black communities in accessing the outdoors. The group hopes this historic moment will inspire the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts, educators, leaders, and mountaineers of color to continue chasing their personal summits.

Click ▶️ to listen to Jamie Jackson’s report: 

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