James Kagambi, a 62-year-old retired Kenyan teacher, made history by becoming the first Kenyan native to summit Mount Everest.
Kagambi reached the 29,032 feet peak on Thursday, May 12, after a hard 40-day journey.
By achieving the fete, he said he hoped he inspired others.
“Because for me, I did not know that I would make it this far with my old age and my weak knees, but I pushed myself to the next level. Africans should know that this space exists for them too. “
He lauded those that believed in his bid to climb Everest.
The Chinese Embassy has lauded him for his dedication.
“We celebrate and congratulate him on this amazing feat.”
Kagambi, who is the founder and owner of KG Mountain Expeditions, went on the trip with Full Circle, a group of Black climbers and mountaineers.
The retired teacher joined National Outdoor Leadership School as a field instructor in 1987.
He has been a backpacking, climbing and mountaineering instructor in Africa, Chile, and the United States.