Actor and mountain climber Mina El Naggar has achieved the ascent of Mount Kazbek in four days, conquering the tallest mountain summit in Georgia at an elevation of 5054 meters.
This accomplishment brings his total tally of professionally scaled mountain summits to 28, including the world’s three highest summits: Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Aconcagua in Argentina, and Elbrus in Russia.
After sharing a photo of himself with the Egyptian flag at the summit of Mount Kazbek, Mina expressed,
“I was longing for the mountains so much. Four days to reach the summit of Mount Kazbek, the highest summit in Georgia at 5054 meters.
When I first saw the mountain, I felt like a little kid, overwhelmed and unable to sleep. I couldn’t take my eyes off the summit and I was anxious! I felt that it was a big and challenging mountain… Will I make it?
When I was climbing the mountain, I was testing myself with each step I took. What an amazing experience! The mountain stole my heart and captivated me even more to continue…
I reached the summit. I had that strange feeling amidst tears of joy and exhaustion, realizing that I am higher than everything around me at an elevation of 5054 meters. Mountains are not just challenges; they are journeys that invigorate your spirit, constantly reminding you of your strength and the beauty of life and nature… For the love of the summit number 28… Mount Kazbek, Georgia… And for the love of the forthcoming summits.”
Dr. Mina El Naggar is an award-winning filmmaker and an actor with numerous roles in TV and film including Rivo, The Brotherhood 2, Gabal Al Halal, and Eza’et Hobb.
On the other hand, El Naggar is the Founder and Managing Director of MEDFEST Egypt, a touring international short film forum that explores the human condition, from a well-being and health perspective It is the first of its kind in the MENA region.
Founded in 2017, MEDFEST Egypt is bridging the gap between films, medicine and Art. Additionally, Mina El Naggar has a passion for mountaineering and traveling around the world, as he traveled to more than 60 different countries and climbed 28 mountain summits, including three of the seven highest summits in the world.