Rabat - Moroccan female mountaineer, Bouchra Baibanou, has made another achievement by summiting Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain.
Rabat – Moroccan female mountaineer, Bouchra Baibanou, has made another achievement by summiting Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain.
Baibanou broke the news on her Facebook page, expressing happiness that her dream of summiting Everest has come true.
“I dedicate this achievement to the King Mohammed VI, my partners and my sponsors,” she said. “I have realized my dream thanks to your support and encouragement.”
The Moroccan mountaineer started her mission to conquer Everest in April with an aim to realizing her bigger dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the world’s continents, comprising what the climbing world calls the Seven Summits.
On her way to doing so, Baibanou has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Elbrus, Aconcagua, Mt. Blanc, Mt. Kosciuszko, and Mt. McKinley.
The 46-year-old lady seems just like any other Moroccan woman, an employed mother with everyday responsibilities. Yet, she happens to have a dream that not so many people dare to pursue.
In her quest to accomplish her seven “missions impossible,” she has been setting an example for Moroccan and Arab women. For her, the change in the society’s view of women engaging in such adventures has been a helpful factor in her success.
“People [in Morocco] accept women doing adventure sports. It’s not like before. Women can do everything now. I feel lucky to be a Moroccan woman,” she said in an interview with Outdoor Women Alliance.
Moroccans are, in turn, certainly very proud of her.