Raha Moharrak became the first Saudi woman to scale the world’s highest peak on May18, 2013. Raha, a resident of Dubai, climbed all night from the highest camp on South Col with 35 foreigners and was accompanied by 29 Nepalese Sherpa guides. They reached the 29,035-foot peak on Saturday morning.


Raha was part of a four-person expedition that included the first Qatari man and the first Palestinian man attempting to reach the summit, a BBC report said. The team is trying to raise $1 million for education projects in Nepal.


Source: The New York Times Asia Pacific
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