With six summits behind him, the biggest challenge now remaining for Jordan’s sole mountaineer Mustafa Mahmoud, is Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Mahmoud, who is embarking on his 72-day journey tomorrow, will carry the Jordanian flag, which was presented to him by HRH Prince Faisal, the Regent. Many before him have ventured to climb the 8,848-metre-high peak and some have failed to return, but 34-year-old Mahmoud remains steadfast and faithful to his goal. “With enough training and my faith in God … I think I am now ready to do this,” Mahmoud told the press. The mountaineer said he has to be well-equipped for the ascent and ready to face all the possible dangers like the harsh weather conditions, rugged terrain and even mortality.
Source: [The Jordan Times]