saudi woman climbs mt everest

25 year old Raha Moharrak made history not only by becoming  the first Saudi woman to attempt the climb but also the youngest Arab to make it to the top of Mount Everest, BBC reported.

Raha is part of a 4-person expedition that also includes the first Qatari man and the first Palestinian man attempting to reach the summit.

Together , they are trying to raise  1 million dollars (£660,000) for education projects in Nepal.

Raha Moharrak,  originally from Jeddah, is a university graduate presently based in Dubai. Apparently, it took a lot of persuading before Raha Moharrak’s Saudi family agreed to let her climb. However they now support her fully.

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