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 Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdullah Al-Thani
    member of Qatar ruling family
climbed the world’s highest peak Mt Everest



Becoming the first person to ascent the Mt Everest by any member of the Royal family of the world, Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdullah al-Thani, a member of Qatari ruling family has successfully reached to the top of Mt Everest this morning.

Actually he had two missions to be the top of Mt Everest: one to be first Qatari to ascent the Everest. Second was to raise money for charity to support education development in Nepal.

While is in Kathmandu or in Everest base camp, most of the time, he had hided his identity, kept his mission secret but finally achieved them.

"He, along with his six Nepali Sherpa friends, has reached to the top of Mt Everest at 10 local time of Nepal," said Gynendra Shrestha, official at Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation who is stationed at the base camp of Mt Everest.

Not only he is the first royal family member to reach the top of Mt Everest, the highest mountain of the world also becomes the first Qatari to ascent the Everest which is 8,848 meter high.

"Along with Thani other six have together ascent the Everest. They have started descending from the top and most probably they will reach the base camp by Thursday morning itself," said Shrestha from the Everest base camp.

The 31 years old, Thani had already scaled the highest peaks on six continents and Mt Everest was his final frontier.

Before leaving to the base camp of Everest, in an interview to the Nepal's leading English language newspaper, The Kathmandu Post, he was accompanied by four other Everest aspirants from Palestine, Lebanon, the UAE and the first female from Saudi Arabia.

Raha Moharrak, 25, becomes the first Saudi Arabian woman has already scaled the Everest and returned to Kathmandu on Tuesday.  A fit group of 15 those who had accompanied him had already reached the Everest on Saturday.

A brand ambassador of the Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), a Doha-based private non-profit organisation, is raising funds to support education in Nepal. “We are raising funds from my clients. Whoever donates the fund will come to Nepal,” he had said to The Kathmandu Post.

Although ROTA has been donating funds for the development of schools, this time it plans to provide scholarships to students in Nepal. “We are planning to collect $1 million for this purpose.” ROTA, in partnership with Action Aid International, is currently assisting three projects in Nepal, including one in Kailali to improve quality of teaching learning, strengthen school management system in 75 public schools there.   
Founder of Musafir.com, Sharjah Paintball Park and a number of catering companies, al-Thani also holds a seat on the Air Arabia board.

An adventurous traveler, and a passionate mountaineer, he had been in Nepal in 2007 and 2009. “Last time we had spent eight days to reach the Everest Base Camp. But this time, we are attempting the peak,” he said, adding that the mission is set by the end of May. 
While mountain expedition and trekking are popular among the westerners, it has not become an allure to people from the Middle East.

The young Sheikh said people from the region prefer traveling countries such as Britain, France, Egypt, and Lebanon for shopping and leisure activities and they describe adventure activities a “crazy job.” 

As Nepal has tremendous potential for eco-tourism, more awareness is needed to attract the people from the “desert”, he said. “The ‘mouth of words’ can be the best option to make them backpackers.” 

ANIL GIRI
KATHMANDU, MAY 22
for DohaQatarNews.com





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