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Maldivians at Everest

Faree Shareef, Hamid Sodique and Abdulla Waheed -- PHOTO/Zakwan Ismail
Faree Shareef, Hamid Sodique and Abdulla Waheed -- PHOTO/Zakwan Ismail

In life, people face new experiences and things that either make them a better or stronger person; and in some rare cases, they are presented with ones that has a little bit of both in them. The moral of the story is always that, if you put your mind to it, you can do anything. This is what Faree Shareef, Hamid Sodique and Abdulla Waheed – three ordinary Maldivians – are attempting, as they try trekking to the Everest Base Camp.

The three first-time trekkers will be trekking to the EBC in Nepal, which stands at an altitude of 5,364 metres (17,598 ft) above the sea level. The EBC trek on the south side, is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year.

Faree Shareef, Hamid Sodique and Abdulla Waheed -- PHOTO/Zakwan Ismail
Faree Shareef, Hamid Sodique and Abdulla Waheed — PHOTO/Zakwan Ismail

In 2015, it was noted that about 40,000 people per year take the trek from the Lukla airport to the Nepal Everest Base Camp

Faree, Hamid and Waheed has undergone training in the Maldives as preparations for the trekking adventure they are about embark on. Their trekking adventure began on 25th September – and will continue to be what will be marked as a historical moment for the Maldives.

The activity which is sponsored by Maldives’ National Airline, Maldivian, will see the airline posting regular updates about the trekkers on Facebook and twitter using the hashtag #MaldivianAtEverest.

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