Buzz

Egyptian Omar Samra Becomes First in the World to Climb Three Mountains in Antarctica

Egyptian Omar Samra Becomes First in the World to Climb Three Mountains in Antarctica

Omar Samra when he became the first Egyptian to ski the south pole.
Omar Samra when he became the first Egyptian to ski the south pole.

Egyptian adventure icon and mountaineer Omar Samra fulfilled a personal dream of his after climbing three mountains in Antarctica that had never before been ascended.

“It has always been a dream of mine to climb a mountain that has never been climbed before. And doing so in remote Antarctica was an even greater privilege,” wrote Samra, the first Egyptian to climb Mt. Everest, on Instagram.

“In the end I exceeded my own wildest expectations by doing three first ascents and six new routes.”

However, that was not all. Samra was then given the honor to name all three of what he called “beautiful peaks standing tall and untouched, side by side, for millions of years”.

The three peaks were named Mount Teela (at 1,661 metres), Mount Marwa (at 1,729 metres), and Mount Samra (1,790 metres). Mount Marwa is named after his late wife who passed away after giving birth to their daughter, Teela.

mountssamra

“To me they represent the eternal, grace and purity,” explains Samra. “[F]or this reason I decided to name them Mount Samra, Mount Marwa and Mount Teela, after my family name and the two greatest loves of my life. May we always be together.”

Redefine Ability: An Egyptian Campaign Changing How We View Ability
Feha Haga Helwa: US Navy Band in Beautiful Rendition of Popular Egyptian Song

Subscribe to our newsletter


Buzz

More in Buzz

170111-dina-powell-rlj-1160

Meet Dina Habib Powell, the Egyptian-American Appointed by Trump to the White House

Mohamed KhairatJanuary 17, 2017
Behind the scenes of the filming

Redefine Ability: An Egyptian Campaign Changing How We View Ability

Mohamed KhairatJanuary 11, 2017
feehahaga

Feha Haga Helwa: US Navy Band in Beautiful Rendition of Popular Egyptian Song

Egyptian StreetsDecember 18, 2016
coldplay-feat

Coldplay ‘Would Love to Play in Egypt’

Egyptian StreetsDecember 10, 2016
nour

Can a Woman Do a Man’s Job? Viral Rap Song Tackles Gender Inequality in Egypt

Daily News EgyptNovember 30, 2016
Photo: Al-Watan

Egypt’s First Lady Leads Donation Campaign for ‘Tahya Masr’ Fund

Egyptian StreetsNovember 26, 2016
Currency design submission  by Muhammed Mahrous

Competition to ‘Redesign Egypt’s Currency’ Goes Viral

Egyptian StreetsNovember 19, 2016
Photo: Reuters

Vintage Biplane Lands at Egypt’s Pyramids in 80-Year First

Egyptian StreetsNovember 16, 2016
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2016 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.