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Oman’s Nadhira targets climbing 14 peaks in two years

1 Jun 2024 Oman’s Nadhira targets climbing 14 peaks in two years By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – Nadhira al Harathi, the first woman from Oman to climb Mt Everest, is embarking on an extraordinary feat to climb 14 peaks above 8,000m across Nepal, Pakistan and China.

Determined and prepared, she plans to achieve this ambitious goal within the next two years, starting with a peak in Pakistan this summer.

Reflecting on her Everest experience, Nadhira emphasised on the immense hard work and devotion required for such treks.

Acknowledging her success in summiting Mt Everest, Nadhira and her fellow mountaineer Sulaiman Hamoud Mahfodh al Naabi were felicitated with medals and scarves as part of the celebration of Mount Everest Day (May 29) by the embassy of Nepal at the Nepal House on Wednesday.

Also called International Sagarmatha Day, the event was hosted by H E Dornath Aryal, the Ambassador of Nepal to Oman, and his wife. It was attended by over 30 guests including eminent businesspersons, CEOs, airline and bank officials.

Having already conquered three of these towering summits – Mt Everest in 2019, Mt Manaslu in 2021 and K2 in 2022 – Nadhira aims to tackle the remaining gradually over the next two year.

Besides her own training, Nadhira leads weekly hiking sessions for Muscat enthusiasts.

Speaking during the event, H E Aryal said, “Nepal caters to the needs of all kinds of tourists and age group, ranging from cultural and religious tourism to high adrenaline adventure activities to natural and serene experiences.”

He informed about the successful completion of Nepal Investment Summit 2024 in April.

“Nepal showcased 152 ready-to-go projects and that more than 2,400 participants including 800 international participants from 50 countries took part in the summit.”

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