Andrew Alexander King

Andrew Alexander King is an accomplished African American explorer, climber, surfer and freediver. Voted as one of the top 20 Most Influential people in the Outdoor Industry, Andrew has set out to be the first African-American to climb the world’s tallest peaks and volcanoes on each continent to speak out against racism, sexism, climate change and economic barriers.  He is a strong believer in developing sustainable relationships with non-profits and other humanitarian organizations along the journey with The Between Worlds Project Foundation that he founded and developed.

To date, Andrew has climbed more than 50 different mountains around the world from Kilimanjaro to the highest mountain in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, to the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere, and surfed big waves in Mexico, Europe and Hawaii. He is currently training in Nazare, Portugal – home of the 100-foot waves. Should he accomplish this feat, Andrew would be the first African American to surf Nazare + climb the Himalayas. 

Andrew has been featured in Outside Magazine, Andscape, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, CNN, KTLA, Spectrum News, CBS, and more. He has been featured in multiple campaigns including Backcountry, Subaru and Cole Haan about representing diversity in the outdoors, all which contain a giveback component to support his mission in generating awareness to organizations focused on breaking the glass ceiling.


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Men’s Journal – “The Importance of Giving More Than You Take: The Story of Andrew Alexander King”
NBC Bay Area – “Andrew Alexander King’s Mission To Conquer The World’s Highest Peaks”
Men’s Journal – “Men’s Journal Everyday Warrior Podcast Episode 67: Andrew Alexander King”
The Argonaut – “The Bridge Between Worlds: Santa Monica adventurer moves mountains for inclusivity”
Entrepreneur “Get a Real Job” (Podcast) – Episode 141: “Mountain Climber and Big Wave Surfer Andrew Alexander King”
Sea to Summit – “Exclusive Interview With Andrew King”
Ruling Sports (Podcast) – “Andrew Alexander King – Sport as a Tool to Help Humanity”
Andscape – “Andrew King uses passion for climbing, outdoors to call attention to climate change”
Out of Bounds (Podcast) – “Diversity in the Outdoors w/ Andrew Alexander King”
Outside Business Journal – “The 20 Most Influential People in the Outdoor Industry”
CNN – “Meet three Black climbers taking representation to new heights on summits across Africa and around the world”
Muscle & Fitness – “Explorer Andrew Alexander King Trains his Body and Mind to Move Mountains”
KTLA 5 Los Angeles – “Santa Monica explorer Andrew Alexander King to summit five glaciers”
Fox 11 Los Angeles – “King of the Mountains”
Well + Good – “I’m a Professional Mountain Climber, and I’d Never Start a Climb Without These Essentials”
Spectrum News 1 – “Climbing 14 of the World’s Highest Peaks with a Purpose”
CBS Los Angeles – “Hometown Hero Andrew: Andrew Alexander King”
Sea to Summit – “Change comes from within….”
Outside Business Journal – “Athlete sponsorship programs are broken. Here’s how we can fix them.”
Social Studies Show – “Andrew Alexander King details his climb in nature and business” – “Why Aren’t There More Black Climbers? These Athletes Know Why and Aim to Make a Difference”
Black Diamond – “Andrew King: Climbing Between Worlds”

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