Dolores Al Shelleh on being the first Arab woman to scale Mount Everest from the North East ridge
Jordanian national living in Dubai, Dolores Al Shelleh became the first Arab woman to climb Mount Everest's daunting peak from the Northeast Ridge.
Scaling the world’s highest mountain from the Northeast Ridge is the toughest climb in mountaineering circles, and it is considered a lot tougher than scaling the mountain from the South.
Owing to its treacherous conditions, from harsh winds, cold temperatures, lack of helicopter rescue operations, this journey is fraught with danger and prone to higher fatality rates.
Her National Geographic documentary, The Lone She, showcases Al Shelleh’s her journey, highlighting the unpredictable, volatile routes she embarked upon on her challenging ascent to the top of the Summit, which she reached on May 23, 2019
She dropped by our Esquire Q&A studio to talk abut her experience: