Mr. Steve Obbayi, BrighterMonday’s Mount Everest expedition campaign ambassador and mountain climber has returned home safely after he narrowly escaped death from deadly avalanches triggered by the 7.8 earthquake that claimed lives of over 7,000 people in Nepal.
Mr. Obbayi was evacuated from the mountain and arrived safely in Kenya on Thursday 7th May afternoon.
While expressing his sympathy to families and victims affected by the tragedy in Nepal, BrighterMonday’s East Africa General Manager Mr. Robert Kimani is thankful that Mr. Obbayi is safely back in the country.
“Steve and the guides had to battle thin air, sub-zero temperatures, fatigue and the mental battle to forge ahead similar to our life experiences” Mr. Kimani said adding that Life is full of challenges, some are very scary and tragic similar to what Steve went through during his first and second attempts on the Mount Everest.
The Mount Everest Expedition 2015 #NeverGiveUp campaign was coined by BrighterMonday.com to encourage job seekers to pursue their dreams despite many challenges they may face in the process. Steve Obbayi first attempted to climb Mount Everest in March 2014 but his efforts were cut short by avalanches that left many climbers dead.
The earthquake was the worst to hit the country since a 1934 tremor that killed more than 8,000.
Speaking during his arrival in Kenya Mr. Obbayi appreciated BrighterMonday’s sponsorship to the Mount Everest expedition and compared the dangerous climb with jobseeking.
“You need to make the first step by, for example, searching online jobs portals instead of going by the common myth that there are no jobs in Kenya” said Mr. Obbayi adding that many employers continue to post vacant positions as they seek suitable candidates . He advised that jobseekers need to invest time, energy and finances to get the desired jobs.