Posted on August 23, 2019

Qatari youth Fahad Badar who recently became the first Arab to summit Everest and Lhotse in a single journey has added another feather to his cap.

The adventurer recently shared a picture of him posing with the national flag after scaling Matterhorn mountain on the Swiss-Italian border. The 15,000-foot tall (4,478metres) Matterhorn is a large, near-symmetrical pyramidal peak in the Pennine Alps, making it one of the highest and most technically difficult summits in the Alps and Europe.

Fahad tweeted in Arabic that can be roughly translated, "...Praise be to God, as it is one of the most technically difficult European mountains, Matterhorn gave me the opportunity to reach its summit on Sunday 18/8/2019. I have the utmost respect for any climber who climbed Matterhorn and getting to the top is half the challenge because going down is also difficult, if not more dangerous." Prior to this, Fahad in a single journey between May 22-23 had raised the Qatari flag on Everest and Lhotse, becoming the first Arab to do this.

source: The Peninsula