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Arab explorer attempts Antarctic challenge

Nabil 'Nabs' Al-Busaidi is attempting to scale the Antarctic's highest peak, some 4,892m high.

Arab explorer attempts Antarctic challenge
ARAB EXPLORER: Nabil Al-Busaidi became the first Arab to walk to the magnetic North Pole. (Supplied)

The first Arab to walk to the magnetic North Pole has a new challenge in his sights – this time on the other side of the world.

Nabil ‘Nabs’ Al-Busaidi is currently attempting to scale the Antarctic’s highest peak, the 4,892m Mount Vinson.

If he succeeds the 39-year-old Omani will join only 1,400 others who have managed to scale the mountain – one of the world’s Seven Summits, or highest peaks on the seven continents.

Already a week into the journey, Nabs has made it to the Mount Vinson base camp and is beginning the ascent.

Keep up-to-date with his latest adventure on Arabian Business where we will be
posting his regular diary updates

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