For the first time Tunisian climber reaches Everest peak

Tahar Manai called expedition 'The ascent of a nation'

19 December, 11:39

    Tahar Manai on mount Everest, first Tunisian to climb world's highest mountain Tahar Manai on mount Everest, first Tunisian to climb world's highest mountain

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, DEC 19 - For the first time a Tunisian climber reached the top of Mount Everest, in the Himalayas mountain range, conquering the highest peak in the world (8,848 mt of height) . Twenty-six year old Tahar Manai embarked on his journey in Nepal and reached the peak after 9 hours of climbing, 1,200 mt of height difference and temperatures below 50 degrees Celsius, proudly planting the Tunisian flag on "the roof of the world". Born in Sousse, Tahar lives in France where he works as a fireman.

    He dedicated his Himalayan expedition to Tunisia and called his climb "The ascent of a nation" wishing to pay a tribute to his country's search for unity and democracy beyond the wounds of the past, as he explained in a recent interview. Only two North Africans before him - Algerian Nadir Dendoune and Moraccan Nacer Ibn Abdeljalil ever completed this monumental journey.

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