Mike Posner To Climb Mount Everest & Give Back To Detroit Justice Center
In 2019, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” singer Mike Posner re-entered the mainstream when he vowed to steer all the way across America after taking a multi-month sabbatical. The singer started in New Jersey and would make his thanks to Venice Beach, California entirely on foot. Unfortunately his trek was halted when he was bitten by a rattlesnake in Colorado, which caused him to be airlifted to the hospital. during a happy ending, Posner finished the walk across America in October 2019, celebrating on Venice Beach.
This year, nearly two years after the near-fatal hike across the us , Mike Posner features a new mission: to climb Everest . Posner has been undergoing intense training to organize for the climb for the last 18 months, and seemingly has been planning it since right after finishing his last major walk.
“Coach, he features a specialized quote, he says ‘train for climbing mountains by climbing mountains,” Posner told Metro Times. “But the important a part of the snake story is that I kept going. I went back to the spot that the snake bit into my ankle, and that i continued walking. And within a month, I had gone up over the Rockies . And it had been getting over those mountains that I began to dream about Everest . and that i thought, you know, I could do this . it isn’t gonna be easy. It’s actually gonna be really, really, really hard. But I’m proving to myself immediately I do hard stuff.”
11 people died during 2019 attempting to climb Everest , and even a number of the fittest and most experienced climbers haven’t begin on the opposite side. Posner has accepted the danger and vowed to become as fit as he possibly can so as to survive the “death zone” that’s the nearly 30,000 foot mountain.
Posner isn’t just climbing for himself, though. he’s raising $250,000 for the Detroit Justice Center, a nonprofit firm looking to rework the criminal justice system. “But I found this organization,Detroit Justice Center, and that i was blown away by the work they’re doing,” Posner said. “And so i assumed , i would like to climb Everest anyway, so if I can help raise money for them, I should do this . So I am.”