Sunday, July 27, 2008

Omar the Climber

One of the nicest people I met at London Business School was Omar Samra. He was a student like me, but his real focus was on mountain climbing. He was training incredibly hard everyday (not me on the treadmill training hard, real training). You see, he wanted to be the first Egyptian to climb Everest.

Late last year, he pulled it off and I couldn't be happier for him. Check the video below, which is actually a commercial. You'll get a tiny sense of the moment and nationalistic pride. Way to go Omar!