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Incredible Footage Unearthed of Muhammad Ali Learning About Mount Everest For First Time

Anish Vij

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Incredible Footage Unearthed of Muhammad Ali Learning About Mount Everest For First Time

Incredible footage has resurfaced of an inquisitive Muhammed Ali learning about Mount Everest for the first time.

It is unclear when the footage was originally published but Ali was sat in a snowy forest, looking relatively young.

The cameraman appears to refer to him as the 'champ'. That might suggest that it was filmed in the 60s where he was champion in 1964 after the famous fight with Sonny Liston.


Ali asked loads of questions: "How long does it take to Mount Everest?

"Do they have roads cut out?

"It's hard to breathe up there?

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"Is it cold in the summer?

"It's not below zero is it in summer?

"Do they have a place where they can stop and make fires and cook?"

Credit: YouTube
Credit: YouTube

After the man attempted to answer Ali's questions, 'The Greatest' unsurprisingly backed himself to climb the mountain on his own.

"I think if I set out to climb the top of Mount Everest, I'd get a lot of press coverage, wouldn't I?

"Where is it located?"

"Between India and China in the Himalaya range," the man responds.


"I'm going to climb that mountain," he hilariously claimed.

He then asked: "Don't experts know about how much oxygen they give you?"

To which the other man responded, "Yeah well you got to do it with you've got to do it with about 20 or 30 people an enormous support operation and bring supplies part way at the mouth when they go."

Ali: "Oh you mean I can't go alone?"


The man jokingly replies: "I don't know, you're the champ, you might do it?"

Ali concludes: "I'm going to be the first man to go to the top in mount Everest turn around and come back.

"I'm taking astronaut food."

Legendary stuff from a legendary figure.

Recently, Two climbers have been banned from Mount Everest after they were accused of falsely claiming they had climbed to the summit of the world's tallest mountain.

Indian climbers Narender Singh Yadav and Seema Rani Goswami were the recipients of certificates from the Nepal tourist board in 2016, stating they had reached the peak of Everest.

However, veteran climbers of the imposing mountain raised concerns over photos that had been submitted to back up the supposed feat, which led to a subsequent probe.

As a result, the tourist board has banned the pair and their team leader from mountaineering in Nepal for six years and fined them 50,000 rupees - just under £500.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube

Topics: muhammad ali

Anish Vij
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