Mostafa Salameh – Dreams Of A Refugee

This week on Inspired Edinburgh we have Mostafa Salameh.

Mostafa is one of only 16 people on the planet to have completed the ‘Explorers Grand Slam’, a truly astonishing feat which involves climbing the Seven highest Summits in all seven continents as well as conquering the North and South Poles.

His journey began in 2004 following a vivid dream in which he was reciting the call to prayer from the world’s highest peak. He followed this calling and became the first Jordanian to climb Mount Everest in 2008 and in the same year was knighted by King Abdullah II of Jordan.

Four years into his sporting career he made a conscious decision to climb for a purpose. In the spirit of helping those in need, he launched three successful initiatives that raised millions for charity.

In March 2016, he published his first book titled ‘Dreams of a Refugee’ and a large part of his time is now passionately invested in inspiring and motivating children, youths and adults into realizing their own dreams in the same way he has.

Without question one of the most inspiring people we’ve had the honour of speaking with.

Show Notes

00.00 Trailer

00.13 Introduction

01.40 Reflecting on achievements

02.30 What does the city of Edinburgh mean to Mostafa?

03.20 Mostafa’s early life and growing up

10.00 Mostafa’s career ambitions and aspirations

11.40 How did Mostafa’s career path change?

30.30 Did Mostafa ever have any doubts?

36.30 When did Mostafa decide to tackle the North and South Poles?

45.30 Mostafa’s future plans

50.20 What does Mostafa feel is his purpose?

55.00 What would Mostafa like his legacy to be?

55.45 What is Mostafa most grateful for?

56.50 Who are the people that have influenced and inspired Mostafa?

1.01.00 Improving the situation with Islamic extremism

1.03.50 Best piece of advice

1.05.30 How does Mostafa define success?

1.06.10 Speaking to 20 year old self

1.06.50 Changing the world

1.09.50 Mostafa’s greatest achievement


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