Snow, snow everywhere; With that, they made a snowman
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
It’s truly the experience of a lifetime for the Bahraini expedition team. Amidst a sea of snow, they are now at an altitude of 17,598 feet at a base camp on Mount Everest.
The mesmerising views are also sparking in them all kinds of magical thoughts. One amongst them, the team said they materialised yesterday in the form of a snowman. Yes, you heard it right! The boys had created a stunning snowman as they continue their acclimatisation treks.
As they say, nothing beats the feeling of laying eyes on the world highest mountains. The snowman, the team say, had made their day and those feeling more magical.
A video posted on the Instagram account shows an awesome looking snowman, holding a Bahraini flag and wearing a blue cap, wearing a tinge of smile on its snowy face. “Morale is high at Base Camp with Team Bahrain winning the snowman competition (only entry),” the team wrote in their post.
The 16-member team is also the first to get a permit to climb the 8,848.86 metres tall Mount Everest this year, after closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Prince Mohamed Hamad Mohamed Al Khalifa is leading the expedition. The team has also completed a four-hour final acclimation trip to Pumori, a majestic 7161-meter mountain lying in the Khumbu region of Nepal.
Mount Pumori is a climb only suitable for experienced climbers. The peak is on the border of Nepal and Tibet.
Earlier in October 2020, the team scaled Lobuche (6,119 meters) and Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain at 8,163 metres, as part of their preparations to climb Everest
In a recent post, the team also announced that Mike Posner, an American singer, songwriter, poet, and record producer, has joined them. “Great to meet Mr Mike Posner, singer-songwriter today @ mikeposner.
He will be summiting Everest with us when the window opens. Good luck from Bahrain Everest Team,” a post reads.
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