Female Saudi Everest climber happy to change views

May 22, 2013, 00:56 IST | Agencies

The first woman from Saudi Arabia to scale Mount Everest says she doesn't intend to inspire a movement, but would be happy to change people's opinions of Saudi women and Saudi women's opinions of themselves.

 

Raha Mobarak said in Kathmandu on Tuesday that her next goal is to climb the highest mountains in all seven continents.

She says she has already scaled five of the highest peaks.


Heights of adventure: Saudi woman Raha Moharrak’s Everest expedition, dubbed ‘Arabs with Altitude’, was undertaken to raise money for education charities in Nepal. Pic/AFP

Mobarak was among hundreds of people who reached Everest’s 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit in recent days because of favourable weather conditions.  

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