There ain't no mountain high enough for Arab athletes.
Hailing from all around the Arab world, a number of sports enthusiasts have scaled some of the world's highest peaks, from Mount Everest in Asia to Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.
Meet the Arabs who have proved that impossible is nothing:
1. From Qatar: Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Thani
In 2016, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Thani became the first Qatari to climb the highest seven mountain peaks in the world.
These include Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Vinson Massif in Antarctica, Mount Elbrus in Europe, Mount Kosciuszko in Australia, Mount Aconcagua in South America, Mount Everest in Asia and Mount Denali in Alaska.
Apart from being a mountaineer and sportsman, Al Thani is also an entrepreneur who co-founded Musafir.com, a travel portal located in the UAE.
2. From Palestine: Suzanne Al Houby
Palestinian born Suzanne Al Houby became the first Arab woman to climb Mount Everest and to complete the Seven Summit challenge.
Houby's achievements don't stop there. In 2002, she became the first Palestinian woman to climb Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest peak in Africa.
She also summited Mont Blanc in France in 2004, and the highest point in Europe, Mount Elbrus, in 2005.
3. From Saudi Arabia: Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Fahd
Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Fahd is the first Saudi to complete the Seven Summits challenge – conquering the highest peaks on all seven continents – when he was just 28-years-old.
Fahd is considered to be the fastest Arabian mountaineer to climb the Seven Summits – taking him three years and 301 days to complete the challenge.
The Saudi Prince is the second-ever Saudi to climb Mount Everest.
4. From Kuwait: Zed Al Refai
Kuwaiti climber Zed Al Refai became the first Arab to ever climb Mount Everest back in 2004.
Refai is also considered to be the 46th person to ever climb the seven highest summits in the seven continents of the world.
5. From Lebanon: Maxim Chaya
Maxim Chaya completed the 7 summit challenge and became the first Lebanese to summit Mount Everest in 2006 at the age of 45.
6. From Lebanon: Joyce Azzam
Joyce Azzam is the first Lebanese woman to climb South America’s highest peak, Mount Aconcagua, which she completed in February 2017.
The mountaineer continues to work hard and aims to scale the seven highest summits in the world.
7. From Saudi Arabia: Raha Moharrak
Raha Moharrak is the youngest Arab and the first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest.
The graphic designer, who runs a design studio in Jeddah, challenged stereotypes when she decided to take on mountain climbing as a hobby.
8. From Egypt: Omar Samra
Omar Samra became the first Egyptian mountaineer to climb Mount Everest in May 2007.
Samra is a strong advocate of environmental awareness and tries to highlight the importance of caring for the Earth in his mountain climbing journeys.
9. From Jordan: Mostafa Mahmoud Salameh
Mostafa Mahmoud Salameh once worked as a food and beverage manager at the Sheraton in Edinburgh, Scotland.
After taking a life changing decision to start mountain climbing, Salameh became the first Jordanian to reach the highest peaks on each of the world's continents.
10. From Saudi Arabia: Faruq Saad Al Zuman
When he was 30 years old, Faruq Saad Al Zuman became the first Saudi national to ever scale Mount Everest in 2008.
Zuman holds a black belt in Tao Kwando and is a professional swimmer.
Prior to his Mt. Everest conquest, he scaled Mt. Rainer in Washington, Mt. Shasta in California and Mt. Halealala in Maui, Hawaii.