January 27, 2015 12:00 AM | by The Fustany Team
A Star Among Us: Raha Moharrak
At a young age, Raha Moharrak made history, when she literally stood on
top of the world. A couple of years ago, Raha Moharrak became the
youngest Arab and the first ever Saudi woman to reach the summit of
Mount Everest. Raha's name is synonyms with adventure, she feeds her
soul with challenges and she drives her strength from her
accomplishments. Her story started the day she decided to break the
norm, challenge herself, her society and her culture and since then, her
journey of success didn't stop. Raha Moharrak inspires women worldwide
that even the impossible is possible when you attempt success. Read our
interview with her and get inspired by her thoughts.
My name is Raha Moharrak and I'm the first, but hopefully not the last, Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest.
What inspired you to be the person you are today?
My parents' limitless understanding and absolute faith in who I am, no matter my eccentricity.
Success is simply said but complicatedly done. To do what you love with passion and convection, be it raising a family or raising havoc.
Share with us the best piece of advice ever given to you.
"Your life is what you make of it so make sure you make it worth living."
What motivates you?
My insatiable curiosity and endless love of adventure.
Tell us a common misconception that people have about what you do.
I’m often asked why would a desert-born Arab woman climb such an infamous mountain. In all honesty, I would love to have a profound reason, but the truth is I climbed because I believed I could. I never really cared about being first, youngest to make history. I would still have climbed it had I been the hundredth, oldest, anonymous. All I wanted was to prove to myself that I could attempt the impossible and maybe even achieve it.
The best things that can ever happen to you if you take them with the right attitude and grace.
Three random things about yourself...
- I'm severely dyslexic.
- I hate chocolate cake.
- I never wear red.
You'll know you've made it when...
You are an answer option on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"!