Manama, Apr.10 (BNA): A Royal Guard team are continuing their alpine ascent in their attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest, in the Himalayas, in the Republic of Nepal.
The enthusiastic team have already climbed 4, 900 metres in their ascent to reach the Khumbu Icefall base, which lies at an altitude of 5,486 metres
National Security Advisor, Royal Guard commander His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa is following up the team in its ascent to achieve their goal.
He expressed confidence in the ability of the team to climb Mount Everest, embellish the Royal Guard’s annals of landmark achievements and hoist Bahrain’s flag on the highest peak in the world.
“The success in reaching the Everest base camp confirms the great efforts made by the team in the past period”, wishing them success in their adventure.
He said that the team would have two days to acclimatise to the new altitude before conducting a three-day training in ice climbing and ladder crossing.
The team will be directed by Sherpas of Seven Summits Trek (SST) at all times, with whom they have established an amazing professional relationship over the past seven months of training.
All the members of the team are fit and healthy, although they have developed high altitude symptoms at some point in their ascent to reach the summit.
“Every day the team members check their oxygen saturation, which at this stage stands at about 85%. The more days they get acclimatised, the better they will feel”, said HH Shaikh Nasser.