A BRIT mountaineer scaled Europe’s tallest mountain in a day – only a few days after recovering from coronavirus

Workplace supervisor Akke Rahman, from Oldham, climbed Mount Elbrus final week after beating Covid-19 and made it to the highest in a whirlwind journey to Russia – due to a quickly expiring visa.

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Akke Rahman, from Oldham, climbed Mount Elbrus final week after beating Covid-19[/caption]

He stated: “Slowly it’s simply beginning to sink in, the accomplishment – what I’ve completed and the way individuals will take a look at it.”

The 38-year-old, a former beginner athlete, solely took up mountaineering final yr as a manner to enhance his health.

He stated: “Sooner or later I simply thought I have to do one thing to vary my life and go away a legacy for my children and encourage individuals to get match, as a result of plenty of the Asian group, they’re probably not very energetic.”

He began by scaling Mount Snowdon in Wales final June, vowing that if he loved it he would then go on to deal with Elbrus.

“It was in all probability the toughest climb of my life, only one,000m up Snowdon,” he stated.

“However I beloved it and I got here again and I booked the Elbrus expedition two or three days later.”

He initially tried to climb Elbrus final September, however needed to abandon partway by due to opposed climate.

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After a failed first try, Akke reached the summit in just below 24 hours[/caption]

And he booked once more earlier this yr however his makes an attempt to succeed in Russia had been repeatedly scuppered by restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, confusion over journey preparations and at last, final month, his personal optimistic Covid take a look at.

Fortunately, his signs had been minor and he was in a position to proceed coaching in his residence fitness center.

“I used to be nonetheless working 10okay in 50 minutes which is sort of sluggish for me, however given the circumstances I used to be proud of that,” he stated.

After two detrimental assessments he was lastly in a position to fly to Russia, however the repeated delays meant that when he arrived within the nation final week, he solely had three days left on his visa.

It meant that he needed to full the hike, which usually takes a number of days, in not more than two.

He felt assured he would be capable to obtain the feat, having lately scaled each Mont Blanc and Kilimanjaro and located he was not strongly affected by the altitude.


In the long run, Mr Rahman stated he solely wanted someday to climb Ebrus, setting off at round 11am on Thursday – 5 days after being given the all-clear from Covid – and reaching the summit at round 9am on Friday.

In an Instagram put up concerning the trek, Up The Mountain, the expedition firm that facilitated his stroll, wrote: “Even well-trained individuals haven’t any good outcomes with Elbrus summit, and profitable makes an attempt with such brief time acclimatization are very uncommon.

“We congratulate Aklakur with this nice private victory!”