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Zed Al Refai

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Name  Zed Refai
Role  Business person

Zed Al Refai httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Born  October 28, 1966 (age 49) (1966-10-28) Kuwait
Occupation  Mountaineer and coffee merchant

Zed al refai olympics torch london 2012

Zed "Zeddy" Al Refai (born October 28, 1966) is a Kuwaiti climber. He was the first Arab to climb Mount Everest and the 46th person to climb all seven highest summits in the seven continents of the world.



Al Refai spent part of his childhood in Finland and attended university in the United States, at institutions in Florida, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He spent holidays trekking in New England, the Rockies, and the Pacific Northwest. In the mid-1990s he traveled to Nepal, where he was captivated by the Himalayas and Mount Everest. Mountains he has summitted include Mt. McKinley in Alaska - North America's highest mountain -, Elbrus, the Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia, Everest, Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc, the Vinson Massif in Antarctica, where he reached the summit on January 13, 2004, and, to complete the Seven Summits challenge, Aconcagua in Argentina on February 5, 2004.

Al Refai is director of the Arabian Mountaineering and Alpine Climbing Club, founded in an attempt to popularise mountain climbing among people in the Middle East.

The Seven Summits

  • 1999: Denali
  • 2000: Carstensz Pyramid
  • 2000: Elbrus
  • 2001: Kilimanjaro
  • 2003: Everest
  • 2004: Vinson Massif
  • 2004: Aconcagua
  • 2005: Mount Kosciuszko
  • +8000m Summits

  • 2003: Everest
  • 2005: Cho Oyu
  • References

    Zed Al Refai Wikipedia