Fatima Deryan Becomes First Lebanese Woman to Scale Mount Everest

Last Wednesday, Fatima Deryan became the first Lebanese woman to climb Mountain Everest.

The Dubai resident reached the summit of the highest mountain in the world above sea level, and in a patriotic moment, she unfurled her country’s flag.

The 25-year-old made it to the top of Everest on Wednesday. She announced it on social media saying “My dream became a reality, I made it to the highest point in the world Mount Everest that stands at 8,848m. I thought summiting was a major bonus of my expedition but it turned out that I made it as the 1st Lebanese Woman! Unplanned, unexpected, it was the cherry on top of my journey!”.

Deryan made sure to keep her friends and followers in the loop by posting pictures and videos of her journey. Her achievement was especially noteworthy as she began her climb during a season where 10 people lost their lives scaling the mountain. Some of the deaths were blamed on overcrowding.

Also, Joyce Azzam, another Lebanese climber, successfully reached the top of Mount Everest just a day after Deryan last Thursday. By doing so, Azzam also became the first Lebanese women to climb the world’s Seven Summits, marking a brace of major achievements for Lebanese women last week. Azzam’s accomplishment didn’t go unrecognized as the Lebanese PM Saad Hariri congratulated her in a video call.

WE SAID THIS: Never before in history have two Lebanese women reached the summit of Mount Everest in two days!