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Khalid Al Siyabi the first Omani and Arab to climb Mount Everest

In 2009 the IT expert Khalid Al Siyabi was the the first Arab to reach the 7145 meter high Mount Pumori,  and in 2010 became the first Omani to ascend Mount Everest.

He sees himself as a role model for the youth of Oman: "There is something missing in the lives of our children today .... We need to give them more challenges and the opportunity to solve problems for themselves .... mountains are the perfect environment to do this. "