Kathmandu: Qatari Princess Sheikh Asma Al Thani has successfully climbed the world's third-highest Mt.Kanchenjunga (8,586m). Princess Thani has became the first Arab woman to reach the summit of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world.
Thani reached Mt. Kanchenjunga at 11am on May, 7. She is back to Kathmandu now. Nirmal Purja, has made public about her summit through his official facebook page.
Nirmal Purja, the veteran Nepalese mountaineer led her expedition. Purja has already set up world record by climbing all 14 of the world's highest peak in seven months, and made history by summiting K2 in winter.
Sheikha Thani shared her status on Instragram post, "I am humbled to be the first Arab to summit Kanchenjunga, hopefully to many more." She also mentioned that there was a strong team behind her success. 'United by brotherhood and lead by Nimsdai, Lakpa Dendi Sherpa, Mingma Tenzi Sherpa, Mingma David Sherpa.'
Princess Thani next mission is to climb Mount Everest. Thani is preparing to take the official football of the upcoming FIFA World Cup to the summit of the world's highest peak in the world, Mount Everest.
Thani has previously scaled Mt. Ama Dalam (6,812m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and without oxygen climbed Manaslu (8,163m) successfully. Sheikha Asma is on her way to become the first Qatari woman to complete the Explorers 'Grand Slam'. So, Thani aims to climb all the seven Summits (Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Vinson, Puncak Jaya and Mount Elbrus) and to accomplish both North and South Poles.
Sheikha Asma has previously become the first Qatari to ski the last degree to the North Pole in 2018 and scaled Aconcagua in 2019.