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Raha Moharrak Is First Saudi Arabian Woman To Climb Mount Everest

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A Saudi Arabian woman made history when she reached the summit of Mount Everest over the weekend.

Raha Moharrak, 25, is the first Saudi Arabian woman and the youngest Arab to reach the summit. Thirty five other climbers and 29 Nepalese Sherpa guides also completed the climb to the 29,035 foot-high summit.

Moharrak was part of a group that included the first Qatari man and the first Palestinian man to reach the top of the infamous mountain. The group, known as “Arabs with Altitude,” was hoping to raise $1 million to help fund education projects in Nepal.

A tweet from the team reads:

“The first ever Saudi woman to attempt Everest has reached the top!! Bravo Raha Moharrak. We salute you.”

When asked about being the first Saudi woman to reach the summit, Moharrak revealed:

“I really don’t care about being the first … so long as it inspires someone else to be the second.”

About 3,000 people have completed the climb to Everest’s peak. May is the most favorable month for weather at the summit, The Inquisitr reported.

Sources: The Inquisitr, Business Insider 


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