Dolores Shelleh is the first Arab woman to climb Mount Everest from its toughest terrain

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Dolores Shelleh is the first Arab woman to climb Mount Everest from its toughest terrain

Sponsored by Dubai's Sustainable City, Dubai-based Jordanian mountaineer Dolores Shelleh has just become the first Arab woman to scale Mount Everest from its toughest North Col terrain. What did you do with your weekend?

“I am thankful to the support of The Sustainable City, my home in Dubai, and a community that I am proud of for their focus on sustainable living," Dolores said of her epic achievement.

"By scaling Mount Everest from the North Col, I intended to highlight the message of embracing more sustainable practices and to promote the use of renewable energy as well as reinforce the need to follow healthy lifestyles in harmony with nature. The challenge I undertook was particularly arduous as the North Col of Mount Everest route called for more technical climbing and the weather conditions were windier and chillier. With the support and blessings of my family, friends and my co-residents in The Sustainable City, I was able to accomplish the task.”

In other achievements, Dolores was the first Arab to summit Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,156 meters above the sea level, located in the Himalayas, and regarded as the fourth most dangerous for climbers, due to the risk of avalanches.

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