TEHRAN – Iranian female mountain climber Afsaneh Hemmati has managed to conquer the Everest.
In a video message published on her Instagram account, Hemati thanked the people who helped him to climb to the top of the world.
Prior to her, Farkhondeh Sadegh, a graphic designer, and Laleh Keshavarz, a dentist, were the first Iranian women to reach to climb Everest in 2005.
Mount Everest is Earth’s highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The China–Nepal border runs across its summit point.
Its elevation (snow height) of 8,848.86 m (29,031.7 ft) was most recently established in 2020 by the Chinese and Nepali authorities.
Mount Everest attracts many climbers, including highly experienced mountaineers. There are two main climbing routes, one approaching the summit from the southeast in Nepal (known as the “standard route”) and the other from the north in Tibet.
While not posing substantial technical climbing challenges on the standard route, Everest presents dangers such as altitude sickness, weather, and wind, as well as hazards from avalanches and the Khumbu Icefall. As of 2019, over 300 people have died on Everest.