First Qatari to Climb Everest narrates his journey in London speech

November 8, 2013 12:22 pm

First Qatari to Climb Everest narrates his journey in London speech

Doha 08th November 2013: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulla al Thani, the first Qatari to reach the top of Mount Everest and Reach Out To Asia’s (ROTA) goodwill ambassador delivered a lecture ‘Follow Your Dreams: The story of an Arab with Altitude’ to academics and students at University College London on Wednesday.

The lecture was part of Qatar U.K. 2013 Year of Culture, in which he narrated his two-month trip that raised $1 million for educational projects in Nepal.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Sheikh Mohammed to the UK. This lecture provides an important contribution to UCL’s Global Citizenship Program and an exciting platform to share ideas and experience between Qatar and the UK,” said UCL Vice-Provost Professor Anthony Smith, who chaired the lecture.

University College London (UCL) recently became the first British educational institute to open a campus in Qatar.

Qatar UK 2013 is a year of events to celebrate and develop the partnership between the two countries with the aim of increasing engagement between the people of both countries in the spirit of innovation, openness and learning. The Slade School of Fine Art artist exchange and Old Doha Prize are the other UCL Qatar-UK projects.

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Asad Ahmed Kan is a Special Correspondent for Qatar Chronicle. He has worked in the higher education industry for nearly 20 years. He also has an M.S. in instruction technology and distance education from Nova Southeastern University and a B.A. degree in computer science from Rollins College.

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