Public Figure Profiles

Nasuh Mahruki

Ali Nasuh Mahruki is a professional mountain climber, writer, photographer and documentary film producer. An all-round outdoor sportsman, he climbed to the summit of Mount Everest and was the first ever Turkish person to climb the Seven Summits.

Ali Nasuh Mahruki was born in Istanbul. He has completed his primary school and high school education in Şişli Terakki Lisesi. He has graduated Bilkent University Management Faculty in 1992. In 2004 he has graduated National Security Academy. He is a professional mountain climber, writer, photographer and motivational speaker. As a professional sportsman, he has excelled in various outdoor sports such as mountaineering, climbing, caving, paragliding, scuba diving, motor sports, sailing and cycling.

He has started mountaineering when he was 20 and high altitude climbing at 24. When he was 26, after completing the ascents of five 7,000 meter peaks in Pamir and Tien Shan mountains, he became one of the few western climbers who are given the prestigious Snow Leopard title by the Russian Mountaineering Federation. It is not yet repeated by another Turkish climber. At the age of 27, he became the first Turkish and the first Muslim climber in the world who has climbed Mount Everest. When he was 28, he completed the Seven Summits project, which is climbing the highest peaks of each continent and among 45 climbers, he became the youngest climber in the world to do so. He made the highest solo ascent of Turkey on 8201 m high Cho Oyu, the 6th highest mountain in the world. He climbed 8516 m high Lhotse, the 4th highest mountain in the world. He climbed 8611 m K2, the second highest and according to many, the most difficult and dangerous mountain of the world. This ascent is not yet repeated by Turkish climbers also. All these 8,000 m climbs were first Turkish ascents and last three were without supplementary oxygen.

He has made long overland motorbike tours in Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet and some of Europe.

He is making motivational speeches on subjects like leadership, team building, target orientation, perseverance, risk management, and self-actualization. He has also taught on these subjects at a university. He has written articles on various magazines and newspapers and also made documentaries on various TV channels.

He is the co-founder of AKUT Search and Rescue Association. AKUT is a volunteer-based search and rescue team. Nasuh Mahruki has founded AKUT in 1996 with a group of his mountain climber friends. It became the only NGO organized around search and rescue, before the big Marmara earthquake that hit Golcuk and killed approximately 18,000 people on August 17, 1999. AKUT volunteers rescued 220 people under the collapsed structures. They were so effective and helpful for the victims during those very difficult days, the Turkish people chose AKUT as the most trusted entity of Turkey. Today there are more than 20 AKUT units and more than 1,000 volunteers all over Turkey, and until today 852 people have been rescued or moved to safe environments by AKUT. Nasuh Mahruki resigned from his duty as the chairman of the board on November 30, 2016, as a result of strong pressure from the Turkish government, after his speech on TV against the president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Nasuh Mahruki is also the co-founder of Common Purpose Association of Turkey and he is a member of UGSAD (National Security and Strategic Research Association), TMOK (National Olympic Commity of Turkey), SAD (Underwater Research Association) and Travellers Club of Turkey.

His books published in Turkish are; “Diary of an Alpinist”, “First Turk on Everest”, “In Search of a Dream”, “Roads of Asia, Himalayas, and Beyond”; “Earth Diary”; “Motherland is Loved by Actions not by Empty Words”.

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Some of their strengths

Nasuh Mahruki has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Intelligent, Charming, Communicative, Optimistic, Intuitive, and Sophisticated.

Charming and Quick-witted

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Nasuh Mahruki is someone who is a charming, quick-witted, and energetic person who combines passion and intelligence with an ability to feel what others are feeling and to effectively communicate with them. A person who is ambitious and motivated.

Charming and Sophisticated

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Nasuh Mahruki well know them as someone who can be classy, glamorous, and worldly, like jewelry.

Independent and Organized

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Nasuh Mahruki as someone who is independent, organized, inventive, and generous.

A person who is curious and a loves learning, who seems to always know what to say, who has an optimism that can overcome any difficult situation, and who seems to be able to master almost any skill.

Perceptive and Visionary

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Nasuh Mahruki is someone who has a natural awareness about what is going on in the surrounding environment and the world at large, and a refined vision of how to navigate it.

They are also someone who is balanced, organized, and in-charge, and who loves traveling, working hard, and figuring out the patterns of things.

Logical and Reasonable

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Nasuh Mahruki tends to be someone who is understanding, logical, and reasonable. Who can be intellectual and intuitive, speak the truth at any cost, be witty and sociable, and live life to its fullest.

Some of Nasuh Mahruki's challenges

While Nasuh Mahruki has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Nasuh Mahruki can be Unrealistic, Pleasure-seeking, Hypocritical, Self-centered, Indecisive, Difficult, and Perfectionist.

Hypocritical and Self-centered

One of Nasuh Mahruki's key challenges is that they are someone who can be perceived as hypocritical and self-centered.

Nasuh Mahruki must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can be excessive and unrealistic.

Domineering and Impatient

Nasuh Mahruki is someone who can be demanding, egotistical, and controlling, can have a lack of judgment regarding personal finances, be argumentative and stubborn, and who can have a tendency to be withdrawn and spend time in self-imposed isolation.

Indecisive and Distracted

Finally, Nasuh Mahruki also can have a hard time staying focused and can easily become restless.

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