Tima Deryan became the first ever Lebanese lady to reach the summit of Mt Everest on Wednesday morning, followed closely by Joyce Azzam who reached the peak of the world’s tallest mountain on Thursday, becoming the second Lebanese lady to successfully complete the heroic climb.
Deryan, is a Dubai resident who goes by handle the @mountaingipsy on the ‘gram. She broke the exciting news to her followers…
“22 May 2019 at 9:08am, My dream became a reality”
Tima is a mountaineer, entrepreneur and activist, who stated becoming the first lady to scale the world-famous summit was just ‘the cherry on top’
“I made it to the highest point in the world Mount Everest that stands at 8,848m. I though summiting was a major bonus of my expedition but it turned out that I made it as the 1st Lebanese Woman ! Unplanned, unexpected, It was the cherry on top of my journey!
7amdella I managed to tick off my 6th out of the 7 summit”
She documented the treacherous route, showing the difficult slopes faced by all climbers
Even in difficult weather conditions, Fatima kept a smile on her face
The summit of Everest itself is making headlines
The death toll of climbers attempting to reach the peak has reportedly risen to ten, after Nepal issued the highest number of climbing permits to date for this season.
381 permits were issued, however the deaths, along with shocking images showing ‘traffic jams’ of climbers left waiting for hours on cliff edges to reach the top, may result in a limit in numbers of permits released per year.