First Saudi woman to climb Everest reaches peak

May 18, 2013 at 3:04 PM

KATMANDU, Nepal, May 18 (UPI) -- A 25-year-old climber who this weekend become the first Saudi woman to scale Mount Everest said she hopes her accomplishment inspires others.

Raha Moharrak was among a four-member team of climbers from the Middle East that reached the summit of Mount Everest.

She has said she hoped the climb would "inspire someone else to be the second," CNN reported.

The university graduate made her way to the top of the world's highest mountain as part of a group that included members from Palestine and Qatar.

The expedition was raising money for education programs in Nepal, the website Jagran Josh said.

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