- Sophia Danenberg made history as the first African-American and the first Black woman to climb to the summit of Mount Everest in Nepal
- The trailblazer also successfully climbed Mount Tasman, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Rainier and Mount Kenya
- Sophia Danenberg joined nearly 2,500 people who have actually reached the top of Mount Everest since 1953
Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
Trailblazer Sophia Danenberg joined nearly 2,500 people in 2016 who have actually reached the top of Mount Everest in Nepal, the world's tallest mountain.
Sophia Danenberg made history when she became the first African-American and the first Black woman to climb to the summit of Mount Everest in Nepal.
According to blackhistory.com, since 1953, only about 2,500 people have actually reached the top and over 300 people have died attempting to reach the top of the mountain.
Sophia Danenberg’s recent achievement is highly remarkable because of the potential threat of death.
YEN.com.gh learnt that when she reached the peak, she suffered from bronchitis, a stuffed nose, frostbite on her face and a clogged oxygen mask but she made it to the top and made it back alive.
The trailblazer has also successfully climbed other popular mountains including Mount Tasman in New Zealand, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Mount Rainier in Washington State, and Mount Kenya.
Beyond attaining great feats as mountaineer, she works for Boeing as an aerospace industry expert in global chemical and environmental regulations.
Her job is to advise the corporation on EH&S policy developments and interfacing with global trade associations, governments, the United Nations, OECD, APEC and other intergovernmental organizations.
Prior to launching her career, Sophia was a researcher-writer for a travel guide in Thailand and a Fulbright Fellow in environmental economics at Keio University in Tokyo.
Sophia Danenberg’s went on her first hike at Harvard University when she went rock climbing with a friend.
In other stories, YEN.com.gh reported that the birthdays are special moments for most people and they go lengths to ensure that their day is immortalised in photos.
And Nana Adwoa Konadu Boateng, a female Ghanaian nurse has shared gorgeous images of herself to mark her birthday.
Nana Adwoa Konadu Boateng marked her birthday on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, and she took to a popular Facebook group to celebrate her day while urging members of the group to help her express thanks to God.
"Please help me wish myself a blessed birthday.....GRATEFUL TO YOU LORD ALMIGHTY,'' Nana Adwoa Konadu Boateng wrote in a post on Facebook.
Konadu Boateng's lovely photos garnered over seven thousand reactions and one thousand comments on social media as at the time the story was being published.
Faces of Ghana: Ghana’s 1st Female Police Bemoans High Rate of Police Indiscipline | #Yencomgh
Enjoyed reading our story? Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Ghana news!
Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.