This is the first Arab woman to scale Mount Everest
- Dubai-based mountaineer Dolores Shelleh has become the first Arab (Jordanian) woman – and the second Serbian - to scale Mt. Everest from its North Col terrain
- The sportswoman was also the first Arab to summit Mount Manaslu in the Himalayas
- Shelleh said her climb intended to highlight sustainable practices
- She also wants to reinforce the need to follow healthy lifestyles
Dubai-based mountaineer Dolores Shelleh has become the first Arab (Jordanian) woman to scale the mighty Mount Everest from its North Col terrain. She's also only the second Serbian to do so.
So why is this a big feat? The North Col terrain boasts altitude challenges for climbers and has a high fatality rate due to the elevation of camps and lack of helicopter rescue options.
Shelleh said to Arabian Business that her climb intended to highlight sustainable practices, promote the use of renewable energy and reinforce the need to follow healthy lifestyles.
But Everest is not the first mountain the adventurer has conquered. She was also the first Arab to summit Mount Manaslu in the Himalayas, and the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,156 meters above sea level. She has also climbed the Mera Peak in Nepal at 6,476 metres, Africa’s highest peak Mt. Kilimanjaro at 5,895 metres above sea level and Europe’s highest mountain Mt. Elbrus at 5,642 metres above sea level.
Shelleh’s journey was supported by The Sustainable City, the world’s first fully sustainable community built by Diamond Developers and located in Dubai. The climber works closely with the community to raise awareness for the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals including climate change, sustainable cities and communities, and gender equality.