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Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani, the first Qatari to conquer Mount Everest, is set to take eight of his countrymen on an unforgettable journey to the peak of Kilimanjaro.
As part of a charity effort, called Elevate to Educate, Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani is heading a team of eight brave volunteers who will climb the tallest peak in Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro, to raise money to improve education in Palestine. A Reach Out To Asia initiative, the nine-day trek is set to take place between October 2 and 12. The cost of the expedition per person is $3,400 (QR12,380) and additionally, each climber will commit to raising QR50,000 through various fundraising activities, Sheikh Al Thani confirmed over email. He also gave a talk, open to all, on the intricacies of climbing the mountain and how the funds will benefit Palestinian children on July 21 at Aspire Doom Auditorium.