Accolade was previously held by teen’s brothers
Seif Saleh Alshunnar recently beat his brother Ali’s current record as youngest Emirati to climb Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, at only 14 years of age. Standing at 5,895 metres above sea level, Kilimanjaro is the highest free standing mountain in the world.
Seif’s older two brothers had respectively held the title in turn, with Moawiyah Saleh Alshunnar at age 15 and a half and Ali Saleh Alshunnar at age 15 and 1 month
A Grade 9 student at Jumeira Baccalaureate School (JBS) in Dubai, Seif has always taken an interest in a variety of sports and high endurance activities such as tennis, football, basketball, horse riding, and Tang Soo Do (a Korean martial art), in which he became a black belt at age 12.
Commenting on his decision to climb the mammoth mountain, Seif said: “2018 is the Year of Zayed, and I wanted to complete the challenge this year. Our leaders in
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