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Kenyan makes history with Mt. Everest climb

25 March 2014, 09:19

Nairobi - Chase Bank has made a KES 3.5 million sponsorship for the first Kenyan participant at the 2014 Everest Expedition scheduled for Nepal in the Himalayas.

The bank has sponsored Steve Obayi who has experience of over 6 000 metre high-scaling and 8 000 meter peaks expeditions experience at both Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya.

Calling it the ultimate challenge of his life yet, Obayi will join a multinational sporting cast using the South Col route on the Nepal side of Mt. Everest famously used by legendary Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay Sherpa, who were the first people to successfully climb the summit in 1953.

Obayi said he was thrilled and humbled to have Chase Bank sponsor him to climb the tallest mountain in the world.

He said climbing Mt. Everest and reaching the highest peak in the world was the greatest sense of a personal achievement.

He also hailed the bank’s support as a strong commitment from the Bank to help transform the lives of Kenyans by making their dreams come true.

Chase Bank Assistant General Manager Business for Development, Vincent Lubia, said the bank’s move to sponsor Obayi to realize his dream was a statement of its commitment to building relationships and partnering with its stakeholders to achieve a common goal of transforming lives.

“The Everest Expedition presents one of the world's greatest physical and mental challenges. Chase Bank is happy to be the first bank in Kenya to offer a Kenyan this gratifying experience,” said Lubia.

– CAJ News

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