Everest – Summits with Sibusisu

On this day in 2010 I had the honor of climbing with Sibusisu to the top of Everest.

He has since gone back to also climb the North Ridge, as well as doing the 7 Summits .

This year he just happens to be headed up to Everest Base Camp – and then running down, in the Everest marathon. Certainly a man of many talents.

More importantly, when we caught up for dinner last year in Kathmandu, I remembered how much fun he is. And, like Sir Edmund Hillary, has gone on from his Everest success to assist a number of very worthwhile causes.

Sibusisu Vilane and Robert Anderson, Everest summit. photo: David Hamilton – who has just completed his 10th successful ascent, guiding for Jagged Globe
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Robert and Sibusisu heading over the top of the Hillary Step and onto the ridge leading to the top of Everest. A joyously early morning and at that moment, no one else in sight. Photo: David Hamilton. 
Everest summit ridge, Sibusisu Vilane
Everest Summit Ridge. Cocooned in down, face a mask, isolated and alone even when others are around you. 
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Sibu at Everest Base Camp – one of the most naturally talented high-altitude climbers I’ve had the fortune to meet and climb with. 

This is an article last year in Outside online article profiling Sibusisu on Everest.

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