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Bahraini Royal Guard’s Men to climb Mt Everest

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HH Major General Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, HM the King’s Representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs has affirmed that the Bahraini youth have set the most wonderful examples of challenge and persistence, pointing out that the Bahraini Royal Guard’s men in the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) are determined to climb mountain Everest after reaching the summit of Manaslu. 

He also expressed his confidence in the high capabilities of the Royal Guard’s men to raise Bahrain’s flag on the Himalayas in Nepal and climb mountain Everest. “Making it to the top of Manaslu has fueled our confidence to reach the main goal which is to see our men on the summit of Everest in 2021. Our men have all the desire to fulfill this objective,”  HH Major General Shaikh Nasser said. “We are keen to provide full support to them. They have successfully completed the first task. Now our eyes are on reaching Everest. Our men will do it thanks to their abilities and capabilities combined with their firm desire,” he added.

It’s worth noting that the Bahrain Royal Guard team who have been training to climb Everest in 2021 have just completed their training in the Himalayan mountains. The 18 strong Royal Guard team was given a mission by  HH Major General Shaikh Nassers bin Hamad Al Khalifa to raise Bahrain’s flag and Royal Guard’ flag on the summit of Manaslu (8163m high). Mountain Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in the world and is one of only 14 mountains above 8000m in the world. Manaslu is nicknamed the killer mountain in the climbing world. 

The Royal Guard team spent eight days acclimatising and climbing towards the summit of  Manaslu. The team reached the summit after 10 hours of climbing. The summit was only half the challenge as the team then needed to descend 4000m to a safe height that didn’t require supplementary Oxygen to breath.  The team descended at speed and arrived back at base. The team had spent 24 hours climbing and descending. The team burnt off around 15,000 calories on the summit attempt.

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