Marathoner Manal Rostom became the first Egyptian woman to stand on top of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, which rises 9 km above sea level.
Rostom achieved her dream of embracing the clouds, which she first dreamed of 15 years ago, and she waited for six years to achieve it, during which there was a lot of training and climbing other mountains around the world.
She underwent a lot of training to successfully complete her mission, which was expected to take more than a month, and on May 2, she said that her journey would continue for the next 3 weeks.
منال رستم💪.. مغامرة شابة تحقق إنجازًا لأول امرأة مصرية تصل أعلى قمة جبلية على الأرض بعد صعودها "إيفرست" رافعة علم مصر 🇪🇬وعبارة " #الحجاب_باقٍ " دعمًا للسيدات المحجبات✊✌️#SurvivingHijab ✌️ pic.twitter.com/M87ELaOz1j
— 🇵🇸🇦🇹 Mohamed A El-Eryan 🇦🇹🇵🇸 (@MohamedAElEryan) May 21, 2022
منال رستم اول مصرية تتسلق قمه جبل ايفرست pic.twitter.com/ucyVX5VyQX
— مُصْطَفى ابو عَليِّ (@Mostafa31_) May 20, 2022
On the 17th of last April, Manal raised the flag of Egypt on the third peak of the Himalayas at an altitude of 6119 meters above sea level, but because of altitude sickness that afflicted her.
The Egyptian marathoner documented her journey through her accounts on social media, including pictures of her celebration of Eid Al-Fitr, and she was at an altitude of 6500 meters above sea level and wrote; “What do you think about the Eid suit, the first session was completed, thank God, and tomorrow we will start the second session.”
This is not the first time that the 37-year-old achieved a record, as the first mountain that Rostom climbed was Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in 2012, which is the highest mountain peak in Africa, an altitude of 5895 meters above sea level.
A year later, she climbed Mount Kenya, which is the second-highest mountain peak in the world, and in 2015 she managed to climb Mount Elbrus in Russia.
منال رستم أول مصرية تتسلق قمة #جبل_إيفرست وترفع علم مصر عليه، حيث شاركت صورتها عبر حسابها على إنستغرام وتعلق: "لا أصدق أنني أول امرأة مصرية تتسلق أعلى قمة في العالم.. تحقق حلم عمره 15 عاماً". #منوعات#رادار_نيوز#مرآة_الخبر pic.twitter.com/Qp9YqqZywx
— radaar news – رادار نيوز (@Radaar__news) May 19, 2022