Rock Musician to Rock Climber: One Egyptian’s Epic Journey

Hazem El Shamy on top of Nirekha Peak, Nepal at 6,069m All photos are courtesy of Hazem El Shamy.“Falling was the last thing I remembered; the next thing I knew, I was regaining consciousness on the shore as the fisherman tried to resuscitate me.“When I woke up coughing water with pain in my neck, I told myself I wasn’t going to do this again until I was fully aware of everything there is to know [about technical rock climbing], and app...