Today, Mike Posner has announced he will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime climb of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, this spring. Mount Everest rises to more than 29,000 feet and is located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas, between Nepal and China.
Having spent the last year in intensive high altitude training in Colorado, the internationally acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated artist and philanthropist will make the daring climb this April and May, as revealed exclusively on CBS This Morning today. Watch the full interview HERE.
Also announced today, Posner will be raising money via corporate sponsors and a GoFundMe page for The Detroit Justice Center(DJC), a non-profit law firm working alongside communities to create economic opportunities, transform the justice system, and promote equitable and just cities. A Detroit native himself, Posner’s father, Jon, who passed away in 2017, served as a criminal defense attorney in Detroit for 40 years, making this cause all the more important to Mike.
Speaking about the endeavor, Posner reveals, “While my walk across America was about me finding myself, I want my climb to be about others. Before my dad died, he was a criminal defense attorney in Detroit for 40 years. I’ve decided to dedicate my climb to the Detroit Justice Center because they’re doing criminal justice reform work in my city that would make my dad beam with joy.” See more information and donate at MikePosner.com.
Earlier this year, he released his latest track, “Momma Always Told Me” feat. Stanaj and Yung Bae, marking a new chapter for the Detroit-born and raised artist and philanthropist, who in 2019 famously walked across America. More recently, Posner closed 2020 with the surprise release of his 36-minute rap-opera Operation: Wake Up, which highlighted mental illness and suicide ideation struggles. Following a year of recording in his studio and embarking on extreme mountain climbing and conditioning across the world, Mike Posner is poised to dominate the summit once again.
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