One of the young Kuwaiti men has managed to scale the summits of seven volcanoes at the mature age of just 24. Al Refaie has been named the youngest person to climb the Volcanic Seven Summits by the Guinness World Records.
Refaie has summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Elbrus in Russia, Mount Giluwe in Papua New Guinea, Pico de Orizaba in Mexico, Mount Damavand in Iran, and Ojos del Salado in Argentina and Chile. Mount Sidley in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica, set the previous world record.
This 24-year-old man is the 24th person in the world who scale the seven Volcanic Summits. However, those previously who have done it was not below 24. They all were above the age of 24. They achieved such a tremendous feat.
According to Rafaie, “when I first asked my mother for the Guinness World Records Book as a child, she told me she would only buy it if I had something amazing to make my way into it. I don’t know if she meant it that time, but here we live the dream.”
He disclosed that one of the major difficulties he faced during volcanic mountains was the weight of the gear that he needed to carry with them.
Refaie tried the world record for the fastest time to climb the highest points in all Arabian Peninsula countries before finishing his tour to the seven summits.
He was denied admission into Yemen, though, to complete the accomplishment.
“My advice to those who try and fail is to be motivated by those who have succeeded before you and to never give up. Amazing will find its way to you in some way, “he stated.