About me

Born in Wimbledon around the time the tournament was being played, my parents were convinced that I was going to be the Egyptian Boris Becker. Sadly, I had a terrible backhand and was never much of a tennis player! By age 11, I had developed a nasty chest Asthma, waking up in the middle of the night breathless.

7 summits
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to complete the Adventure Grand Slam. In June of 2013 I succeeded in becoming the first Egyptian to climb the highest mountain on every continent, also known as the Seven Summits. Most folk do it the other way around but I began my quest in May 2007 with summitting Mount Everest and ended in alaska with Denali. I now look forward to begin my polar training and preparation for the south and north pole expeditions. Please get in touch if you're interested in sponsorship opportunities.

Public speaking

Omar has given over 100 lectures and presentations to companies, schools, universities and NGOs including HSBC, Barclays, GSK, Novartis, Coca Cola, Astra Zeneca, Takeda, Eli Lilly, Hersheys, North Face, London Business School and the Great Alexandria Library with audiences ranging from 20 to 1200. Omar was also chosen to be a speaker at TEDxCairo and TEDxAbuDhabiU.


To me, Everest was never just a mountain but a life ambition that was achieved through years of hard work and perseverance. We all have our own Everest to climb and we need to understand that this involves as much dreaming and gazing into the night’s sky as knowing that the road will almost always be long and hard.

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The total amount of press and media coverage is vast and constantly refreshed. We've only included a sample here on this website.  

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