Starting December 2, Moroccan mountaineer Bouchra Baibanou will climb Vinson Massif in Antarctica.
Rabat – Baibanou announced her determination to climb the mountain, which is the last summit of the “Seven Summit” challenge at a press conference.
It will take the Moroccan mountaineer ten days to reach her destination, as the massive mountain is 21 kilometer long and 13 kilometer wide. The mountain lies within the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains.
During the press conference, Baibanou stated that her message is “to prove that dreams can come true [if you] just believe in it and have the will.”
She added: “With a lot of perseverance [and] determination, I am pursuing my dream to climb Mount Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica, and to be the first in Morocco to realize the ‘Seven Summits’ challenge.”
Baibanou also succeed to reach the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, in 2017. Like Baibanou, several other Moroccan women are passionate about hiking mountains. Last year in May, Ghizlane Aakar waved the Moroccan flag from Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
In an interview with Outdoor Women Alliance, the 47-year-old mountaineer said after her Everest achievement, “people [in Morocco] accept women doing adventure sports. It wasn’t like before. Women can do everything now. I feel lucky to be a Moroccan woman.”