Asma Al Thani – Kangchenjunga

Summit reaction from Atalthani – who has just climbed Kangchenjunga with Nimsdai!

 

Summit Summit Summit!

And what a peak it was.

Kanchenjunga (8586m) is one of the most beautiful mountains to climb. Completely out of this world. Its characteristics of dramatic seracs, deep crevasses to its steep slopes and rocky summit.

I’d been sick for a couple of days and was worried I wouldn’t make it. But trying is always better than not, right?

In 2 days we summited the magnificent Kanchenjunga. From camp 2, we began our summit push. We proceeded to Camp 3, passing Camp 4 on our way up toward the summit.

Although Kanchenjunga is the world’s third highest mountain, it is famous for its extremely long summit push. And it was a long one. Before we reached the summit, the day turned into night and back again.

Perseverance is something I learned to value on this mountain. Perseverance in the pursuit of my goal. Fighting the inner demons that tell you that you can’t make it. In order to succeed, you must be willing to keep searching for light in the darkest of places, even when it appears impossible. I decided to go ahead and do it, and so we did.

I had a strong team behind me. United by brotherhood and lead by @Nimsdai@mt.sherpa @lakpa8848 @guiding_photography @ifmga_tenji_sherpa @lakpa8848. Their attention to detail, the strength they had and the helping of one another was inspiring. We shared every step to the summit and back.

When you really want something, fight for it — don’t give up no matter how hopeless it appears. And when you’ve given up hope, ask yourself if you’ll wish you’d given it one more shot in a couple of years. The best things in life don’t come easy. Don’t let fear keep you from doing the things you want to do.

I am humbled to be the first Arab to summit Kanchenjunga, hopefully to many more 🙏

I am grateful💫
I am excited⚡️
I am inspired🦋

Watch this space!