Published: 2021-04-09 09:49
Last Updated: 2022-08-10 01:03
Traveler Ala'a Al-Juneidi, 33, is preparing to raise the Jordanian flag, in addition to the Palestinian and Jordanian centenary flags, on top of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. He started his journey from Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman and is scheduled to arrive at his final destination on Jordan's Independence Day (May 25).
On his personal Facebook page, Juneidi said, "It is an honor to add the Jordanian flag and the centenary of the Jordanian state flag to my Palestinian flag to raise to the top of the world with name of ambitious people. I honored to deliver the flags by the Minister of Youth to take with me through my journey to Everest until the top, as an appreciation for Jordan for the support for Palestine and the Palestinian rights all these years."
Just before leaving for Nepal to start his journey, Junaidi wrote "Waiting time is not easier than the climb itself, I have been waiting for days and months and even years for this moment, it had struggles, happiness, sadness, failures, and success, but the most important moment is here which is the achievement, the moment where I put my feet on the way of my dream. Today within few hours I will be on my way to Nepal to start the 50 day trip towards the highest point on the world to Mount Everest summit. Before I leave I would love to thank everyone who believed in me and my vision, and to everyone support me, and big thanks for these amazing people behind the scenes everyone in his place, without them I will never be here now and my mind will not be clear and sure everything behind is in safe hands. Thank you as the height of Everest."
Juneidi is the General Manager of the School of Travel which is a multi-faceted company based in Jordan and Cyprus consisting of "innovative projects that connect and inspire individuals through travel and storytelling."