Find out Why We Just Fell in Love with Omar Samra All over Again

Find out Why We Just Fell in Love with Omar Samra All over Again

Embrace the new year! Wishing you all a super end to the year. Ad Astra 🙂 A photo posted by Omar Samra 🚀 عمر سمره (@omarsamra) on Dec 31, 2016 at 7:14am PST   The world felt like a better place after everyone heard Ryan Gosling’s acceptance speech. The handsome La La Land actor thanked […]

Omar Samra Appointed as UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

Omar Samra Appointed as UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

  The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has appointed the first Egyptian to climb Mount Everest, the well-renowned Omar Samra as Egypt’s goodwill ambassador.   “I firmly believe that together with UNDP, we have found the perfect partnership to help effectively tackle some of the biggest challenges relating to conserving our environment and empowering our youth today. I […]

15 Quotes from Omar Samra’s TEDxBEND Talk that Will Emotionally Destroy You for All the Right Reasons

15 Quotes from Omar Samra’s TEDxBEND Talk that Will Emotionally Destroy You for All the Right Reasons

  As a public, we’ve followed Omar Samra’s journey since he first captured our imaginations and made our hearts burst with pride, standing atop the world’s tallest peak hoisting the Egyptian flag. Since then, we’ve celebrated with him, mourned with him, and followed along as he conquered the globe’s most arduous destinations and life’s most challenging lessons. This April, […]

Omar Samra: The Purpose Behind It All

Omar Samra: The Purpose Behind It All

“I feel relieved. I also feel a little bit numb. I’m still trying to grapple with why I feel the way that I feel,” Omar Samra tells me. It’s been about a month since Omar became one of 33 people in history to complete the Explorer’s Grand Slam: climbing the highest peaks on every continent […]

Marwa Fayed’s Toy Run Wins MBC’s Humanitarian Project of the Year

Marwa Fayed’s Toy Run Wins MBC’s Humanitarian Project of the Year

At a ceremony in Dubai yesterday, Marwa Fayed’s Toy Run was awarded MBC Hope’s Humanitarian Project of the Year. The annual competition spotlights worthy regional initiatives that empower, strengthen and foster Arab youth. Marwa Fayed’s Toy Run is a seemingly simple yet powerful example of a community spanning continents coming together for an inspiring and […]

Q&A: Omar Samra, Founder of Wild Guanabana

We caught up with Omar Samra at this week’s RiseUp Egypt Summit. The inspiring founder of Wild Guanabana and potentially Egypt’s first man in space talks to us about adventure travel, inspiration and near-death experiences.   How many countries have you traveled to? I lost count, but over 80.   What’s your favorite? My favorite […]

Not Just a Pretty Face at the RiseUp Summit 2013

Not Just a Pretty Face at the RiseUp Summit 2013

It’s refreshing being around well versed entrepreneurs and fresh faced business men and women. In a region and especially a country like Egypt where everyone is gripping onto any hope they have to get the economy moving again, RiseUp Summit has done just that. It’s even more of a perk when smart people are HOT […]