Leader of first expedition of Black climbers to summit Mount EverestListen Now
Philip Henderson has spent nearly 30 years in the outdoor industry. He has been on several major expeditions including Mount Everest, Mount Denali, Mount Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya. Most recently, in May 2022, he led the first all Black team on an expedition of Mount Everest.
A native of California, Philip started his outdoor career almost 30 years ago. His passion for recreation, education and climbing has provided him with opportunities to travel, climb and ski around the world. Over the past two and half decades he has spent hours volunteering for many youth programs in the US, exposing young people from around the country to the power or nature. Has been instrumental in teaching mountain skills training to guides and porters around in Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania and Chile as well as encouraging, inspiring and mentoring many more people to get outside.
Philip now spends his free time skiing and biking in southwest Colorado where he lives with his wife Brenda and daughter Bahati.