UAE team on top of world
The UAE Armed Forces climbing team is back at Everest Base Camp after reaching the 8,848m-high summit on the world’s tallest mountain. The team completed their four-day climb to the top of the world on the morning of May 19 and at 10.40am members of the team raised the flag of the UAE on the summit of Everest in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the unification of the country’s Armed Forces. An official said: “This team of ordinary soldiers has demonstrated that through excellent training and teamwork, they were able to unite and achieve something truly extraordinary. By overcoming one of the world’s toughest challenges, they are an excellent representation of the dedication and determination of our nation’s Armed Forces.” UAE news agency WAM said the challenge was selected, as it represents the sacrifices and hardships members of UAE Armed Forces are prepared to endure.