KUWAIT: Another Kuwaiti mountaineer succeeded in reaching the Mount Everest Base Camp and raised the Kuwaiti flag and pictures of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Fuad Qabazard told KUNA on arrival home yesterday that the purpose of his two-week adventure was to draw the world’s attention to the UN’s naming of Kuwait as a “Global Humanitarian Center”.
Qabazard climbed up 5,364 meters to the Mount Everest Base Camp, located in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal and Tibet. Zaid Al-Refai, a Kuwaiti national, was the first Arab and Kuwaiti to climb Mount Everest and the 46th person to climb all seven highest summits in the seven continents of the world. Refai is the director of the Arabian Mountaineering and Alpine Climbing Club, founded in an attempt to popularize mountain climbing among people in the Middle East. – KUNA