Opinion - Saudi Woman Makes History By Reaching Everest Summit | Sikh Philosophy Network
  • Welcome to all New Sikh Philosophy Network Forums!
    Explore Sikh Sikhi Sikhism...
    Sign up Log in

Opinion Saudi Woman Makes History By Reaching Everest Summit

Currently reading:
Opinion Saudi Woman Makes History By Reaching Everest Summit

spnadmin

1947-2014 (Archived)
SPNer
Joined
Jun 17, 2004
Messages
14,500
Likes
19,179
Saudi woman makes history by reaching Everest summit

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22580140

Saudi woman has made history by reaching the summit of the world's highest mountain.

It took a lot of persuading before Raha Moharrak's Saudi family agreed to let her climb.

Raha Moharrak, 25, not only became the first Saudi woman to attempt the climb but also the youngest Arab to make it to the top of Everest.

She is part of a four-person expedition that also includes the first Qatari man and the first Palestinian man attempting to reach the summit.

They are trying to raise $1m (£660,000) for education projects in Nepal.

Originally from Jeddah, Ms Moharrak is a university graduate currently based in Dubai.

Coming from Saudi Arabia - a conservative Muslim country where women's rights are very restricted - she had to break a lot of barriers to achieve her goal, her climb team said.

A biography on the expedition website said convincing Ms Moharrak's family to agree to her climb "was as great a challenge as the mountain itself", though they fully support her now.

"I really don't care about being the first," she is quoted as saying. "So long as it inspires someone else to be second."
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Top