Reach Out To Asia (Rota) brand ambassador, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Thani has become the first Qatari to summit the world’s highest mountain — Mount Everest at an altitude of 8,848m.
With a team named “Arabs With Altitude”, Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied throughout his two-month adventure by his friends Raed Zidan, first Palestinian man to summit Mt Everest, Masoud Mohammad, Raha Muharrak, the first Saudi Arabian woman and youngest Arab to summit Mt Everest, and the videographer Elia Saikaly. They were trying to raise $1m for education projects in Nepal.
“This is indeed, a proud moment for all of us. By reaching the summit of Mount Everest, Sheikh Mohammed has taken Rota to new heights, and has spread Rota’s mission and vision, that every individual has the opportunity to make a difference in their community and the world and also using sports as a tool for education,” said Rota Executive Director, Essa Al Mannai.
“The achievement of Sheikh Mohammed is momentous occasion for us. As Rota brand Ambassador, Sheikh Mohammed and his team have brought forward the Rota message, “Towards Education for All .. Today, Tomorrow, Forever,” added Al Mannai.
All of Sheikh Mohammed’s mountaineering expeditions are connected with a noble mission of raising awareness and charity. His dedicated mission is to push his limits to reach “The seven highest summits of the seven continents of the world”.
Rahhalah for adventure explorations recently became among Sheikh Mohammed’s top priority issues encouraging ecological travel destinations with care for environment and travel to discover cultures of new destinations with full respect for the population’s cultures.
He is also involved in various other charity initiatives inspiring others with his actions to find that they too can come out on top if they work hard enough.
For Sheikh Mohammed, mountaineering is a passion. In September 2011, he summited Mont Blanc. He also climbed twice the summits of Mount Kilimanjaro in March 2010 and November 2011, respectively. Similarly, in December 2012, he reached the top of Mount Vinson, the highest peak of Antarctica, on August 28, 2012, he reached Mount Elbrus the highest point in Europe.
In October 2012 he summited Mount Kosciuszko, Australia and on January 5, 2013 he reached the summit of Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Western hemisphere.
Source : Qatar Chronicle
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