“They brought me to tears more than once, but if you push too hard in mountains you die,” he said of the potential pitfalls of ascending the mountain where winds can top 100 m.p.h., and which has become so overcrowded in recent years that even experienced climbers have perished. “One thing I’ve learned is that a lot of life, a lot of beauty, is on the other side of that feeling of anxiety, or fear, or whatever you want to call it,” Posner told CBS This Morning about any trepidation he has about the adventure.
The plan is to leave for Kathmandu, Nepal, this week and complete the climb within several months. Posner’s latest single, the bouncy “Momma Always Told Me” featuring Stanaj and Yung Bae, was released earlier this year. His 2010 song “Please Don’t Go” got an unexpected bump recently when it became part of the TikTok #PleaseDontGoChallenge.
See Posner’s announcement and watch him talk about his trek below.