Reminiscing Mount Everest Summit Day in Riyadh

I’m in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on a business trip, which gave me a chance to catch up with my good friend Bandar who climbed Mount Everest last spring in the same team with me and shared a tent with me on several occasions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although weather in Riyadh is cool at this time of the year, it still felt a bit surreal to share a proper meal in a warm restaurant while exchanging memories from the mountain.

This is the 60th anniversary year of the first ascent of Mount Everest and a few hundred climbers will be heading to the Khumbu Valley again next month, including a few friends of mine.

I have to admit that I’m a bit jealous – putting a suit on and heading to the office is not quite as exciting as starting your journey towards the top of the world!

 

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