Saudi Women Scaling New Heights

Another great inspirational blog. Women can also do anything if given a chance.

Jeddah Blog

The first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest has proved that anything is possible once you set your heart on it. Raha Moharrak, 25, made history by reaching the summit of the world’s highest mountain. She is also the youngest Arab to make it to the top of Everest. Moharrak was part of a four-person expedition that also included the first Qatari man and the first Palestinian man attempting to reach the summit.

Originally from Jeddah, Ms Moharrak is a university graduate currently based in Dubai. Their cause was to to raise $1M for education projects in Nepal.

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

In Saudi Arabia, where women have struggled to be heard and where the society imposes a lot of restrictions on women, Moharrak’s achievement is praiseworthy.

Khaled Almaeena, Editor-in-Chief…

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