No Mountain Too High: Arab Mountaineers Defying the Role of Women by Climbing Everest

In the world of adventure, there’s no such thing as limitations. Focusing on the Arab region women are always trying to find ways to overcome society’s traditional and cultural gender roles that have been applied with no consciousness, especially when it comes to sports, such as mountaineering. We have listed a number of young Arab women who have taken part in a bigger challenge to achieve the impossible of climbing Mount Everest. But we need to understand that climbing for these women is not just about the sport itself, or the climb, nor when you reach the peak and look at the world from the top, it’s about a bigger cause; that’s to break taboos and perceptions of Arab women and mountain climbing, proving that all women can be superheroes.

Scroll down to check out these amazing women!

Palestinian Suzanna Al Houby was the first-ever Arab woman to climb Everest back in 2011

Saudi Raha Moharrak in 2013 was the first young Saudi woman to conquer Mount Everest

Fatima Deryan was the first Lebanese woman to get to the top of Mount Everest in 2019

Only one day after Deryan, Lebanese Joyce Azzam followed her footsteps and summited Everest

At only 29 years of age, Jordanian Dolores Al Shelleh smashed records by becoming the first Arab woman to reach Everest summit through the Northeast Ridge, Tibet

Founder of Saudi Arabia’s first female-only dance studio, Nelly Attar succeeded in reaching the heights peak of Everest in 2019

In 2019, Mona Shahab became the second Saudi woman to climb Everest to advocate for a healthy community and healthy lives

Nadhirah Alharthy became the first Omani woman to get to the top of Mount Everest in 2019

Egyptian Journeys Manager at Wild Guanabana, Sarah Ghaly actually climbed Mount Everest Base Camp twice!

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