Watch Now: Meet Raha Moharrak, The First Saudi Woman To Conquer Mount Everest

BY Kyli Singh / Sep 28 2017 / 14:45 PM

"If a Saudi woman managed to touch the sky, what makes their dreams too far from reach?"

Bazaar sits down with Raha Moharrak, the first but hopefully not the last Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest. On May 18, 2013, Moharrak made history by reaching the summit of the world's highest mountain. Originally from Jeddah, she is the youngest Arab to make it to the top of Everest and the seven summits. 

During the interview, Moharrak talks about her expeditions, accomplishments, her parent's reaction, life lessons and more. 

"I've learned a lot of over the years. First is that there's no shame in failure. There's no shame in failing. A lot of people don't even start trying something new because they are too afraid to fail. And that's where the problem is. The fact that you fail means that you're trying something new," she says. 

Not only is Moharrak an avid adventurer, but also a graphic designer and aspiring author. Just recently, the adventurer became the first Arab brand ambassador for Swiss watch brand Tag Heuer.

"A story is only as powerful as the hearts and minds it reaches and being the first Arab female ambassador for TAG Heuer is a powerful way of breaking the stereotype and an absolute honour," says Moharrak. 

Press play on the video clip above to watch the inspirational interview.