Raha Moharrak


On 18 May 2013, Raha Moharrak became the youngest Arab, and first Saudi woman to scale Mount Everest and plant her country’s flag at 8,848 meters, the highest point on earth. The rest may be history, but it’s a story worth telling.

A graduate in Visual Communications from the American University of Sharjah, Moharrak left a rising career in advertising to – accidentally – become a role model when she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. From that day forward, she knew that she would be dedicating a great portion of her life to mountaineering, and all of it to adventure. The fiery 37-year-old may have climbed the Seven Summits – Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters), Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Mount Elbrus (5,642 meters), Denali, Mount Aconcagua (6,961 meters), Vinson Massif (4,892 meters), Mount Kosciuszko (2,228 meters), and Jaya Peak (4,884 meters) and become the first Saudi woman and youngest Arab to complete the Seven Summits.