Mike Posner let fear drive him to train for months to climb Mount Everest, but his fear had nothing to do with actually scaling Earth’s tallest mountain — instead, he was more afraid of NOT doing it.
The EDM star told us all about his epic adventure when he joined us Tuesday on “TMZ Live” … explaining that the idea to tackle Everest first came to him 2 weeks after finishing his epic 2019 trek across the United States.
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Instead of kicking back after that accomplishment, Mike says he found himself terrified he’d wake up one day a “fat, old, white guy” who’d only done one cool thing — that 6-month walk from NJ to Cali. Getting to the 28,000-foot Himalayan summit would definitely take care of that concern!!!
And, he says the climb was actually harder than he thought it would be … especially mentally. Fact is, many mountain climbers — some way more skilled than Posner — die trying to conquer Everest … so he was quick to give props to the people who helped him get it done.