On the Top’ is a reality television series filmed on Mt. Everest featuring Saudi Arabia’s Raha Moharrak and Qatari Royal, Mohammed Althani.

Watch the Series
Seven episodes of the reality TV series that aired on Qatar Television.
Follow Our Journey
In the Spring of 2013, I embarked on an expedition to Mt. Everest to film a reality television series called ‘On the Top’. A series that tells the story of a team of Arabs, friends of mine, who set their sights on the top of the world.
Expedition Timeline
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Expedition Timeline

I’m off to Everest to shoot a reality TV series

Hard to believe that I'm off to Everest! This idea was conceived three months ago in a tent on Mt. Aconcagua and somehow we managed to pull it all together. My goal is to shoot the reality show, share the journey with kids in schools and shoot time lapse as often as possible to create a film to share with the world. Here we go!

The journey to Everest basecamp

Here’s a glimpse into the 12 day journey to the base of the roof of the world.

Everest basecamp

It's taken 12 days to arrive, but we're here and we're settled and it's hard to believe the adventure is about to begin. Tomorrow we off on our first rotation into the Khumbu Icefall.

The Khumbu Icefall

A glimpse into the deadly Khumbu Icefall. The climb begins!

The Summit Series

Some images from our summit climb captured on my Canon 5D Mark 2.

On the top

On May 22, 2013, I stood on top of the world for the second time and won a CINE Golden Eagle Award for the outstanding reality television series. Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani became the first Qatari man to climb Mount Everest. Raed Zidan, the first Palestinian man. And my friend Raha Moharrak, the first Saudi woman. Beyond proud!

Into the Death Zone

It’s 9 p.m. on May 20 and we’ve been in the death zone, the world above 8,000 metres, for just over five hours. Life is not meant to exist here. In the death zone, we are all transient beings. I lie in my sleeping bag with a new oxygen mask strapped to my head, devouring each artificial breath of life as though it were my last.

Everest – The Summit Climb

Raw and Unfiltered. The final climb on Mt. Everest. Experience what climbers endure on their final push to the top of the world. Shot by yours truly on a Canon 5D with a 16-35mm lens.  

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