Mike Posner has gotten very used to going on walkabout. The "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" rapper, who spent much of 2019 walking across the continental U.S. and was briefly interrupted by a rattlesnake bite, announced his latest adventure on Monday (March 29). The Detroit native said he plans to climb Mt. Everest in May to raise funds for his hometown's Detroit Justice Center.
“While my walk across America was about me finding myself, I want my climb to be about others," Posner said in a statement. "Before my dad died, he was a criminal defense attorney in Detroit for 40 years. I’ve decided to dedicate my climb to the non-profit Detroit Justice Center because they’re doing criminal justice reform work in my city that would make my dad beam with joy.”
The trek up the world's highest mountain (which rises to 29,000 feet) will come after Posner spent 18 moths doing intensive high altitude training in Colorado, scaling more than 40 peaks, according to a release announcing the effort, for which the MC has set up a GoFundMe to raise money for the Justice Center. Speaking to CBS This Morning on Monday, Posner said he was well aware of the possible danger of his undertaking.