Egyptian adventurer Omar Samra has arrived to the North Pole, raising the Egyptian flag, in what the Tourism Ministry describes as “a great step to improve the image of Egypt”.
Samra is the first Egyptian to complete the Grand Slam international challenge to climb the highest peaks on every continent.
He said on Facebook that he has successfully reached the North Pole at 5 am on April 21 to become one of 40 people in history that have completed the Grand Slam challenge.
Samra, who was born in 1978, was the first Egyptian to climb Mount Everest on May 17, 2007.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm