A recap on Round 1 interviews from July 4th.
It was a very exciting day at the Hilton Hotel Nairobi, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that they graciously opened their doors to us for the selection process. Thank you Hilton!
There were 22 applicants. Toby and Sibusiso were able to narrow it down to five remaining candidates, 2 women (Helen & Amanda) and 3 men (Mohamed, Christopher, & Steve.) The 22 interviewees had 30 minutes each to talk about their climbing experience, tell a joke, discuss what the word “risk” means to them, and expound upon the impact they foresee having on Expedition Everest in the event that they are chosen to make the climb. Needless to say there were five very impressive candidates (mentioned above) so BIG CHEERS and an ecstatic HOO-RAH to them. We wish them the best of luck in the upcoming weeks.
The final five will be making the climb up Mt. Kenya as a test of endurance, attitude, motivation, drive, and heart. Let’s see how these young Kenyans take on the summit with Toby Storie-Pugh and Sibusiso Vilane as their mentors with a reporter from the National Newspaper not too far behind taking stock of every step.
Good luck to all!