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Nayla Nasir, first-ever Emirati female to reach summit of Mount Everest

Nayla Nasir A. Albaloushi from the United Arab Emirates makes history as the first woman from her country to summit Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.

On May 14, Nayla stood atop the 8848.88m peak of Mount Everest.

Expedition organizer Chhang Dawa Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks was proud to share that Nayla is “the first Emirati female in history to climb the world’s highest peak.”

In a photo posted by their team online, Nayla can be seen holding the UAE flag atop the summit of Mount Everest.

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Joining her in making history is mountaineer and climber Vanessa Estol who is the first woman to scale the Everest from her country.

“This experience was proof that with perseverance and resilience, dreams do come true,” shared Vanessa in her Instagram account. Vanessa has a PhD in Psychology and is a former Miss Uruguay.

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Another member of their expedition team, He Jing from China also scripts history as the first person to climb the summit without using supplementary oxygen.

Other successful mountaineers who were part of their expedition in scaling the summit last May 14 were:

  • Oswaldo Aurelio Freire Cartagena from Ecuador
  • John Charles Bosco from USA
  • Afsaneh Hesami Fard from Iran
  • Pasang Phurba Sherpa (Director of Seven Summit Treks) from Nepal
  • Pasang Nurbu Sherpa from Nepal
  • Ngima Tashi Sherpa from Nepal
  • Ngang Tashi Sherpa from Nepal
  • Sange Sherpa from Nepal
  • Mingma Thinduk Sherpa from Nepal
  • Jangbu Sherpa from Nepal
  • Pastenji Sherpa from Nepal
  • Angeli Sherpa from Nepal
  • Tenjing Sherpa from Nepal
  • Ngima Thinduk Sherpa from Nepal
  • Lakpa Sherpa from Nepal
  • Renji Sherpa from Nepal

Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain above sea level, located in the Himalayas. Climbers at Everest during this Spring season are blessed with a good weather raising the number of summiteers.

According to the Nepal Tourism Department, a total of 317 climbers have obtained permits to scale Everest from the Nepal side in the ongoing spring season.

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Photos from the May 14 Expedition of Climbing Organizer Seven Summit Treks.

Justin Aguilar

Justin is a former TV News Reporter for ABS-CBN News in the Philippines where she covered news stories at Northern Luzon for their nationwide audience. Her news reports were featured in their TV and radio programs such as ANC, TV Patrol World, Umagang Kay Ganda, Bandila and DZMM Teleradyo. She moved to Dubai three years ago and served as an online host, Brand and Marketing Manager and Communications Executive before finding her way back to her passion which is writing stories that matters. She enjoys capturing people’s hearts by highlighting the excellence of Filipinos in her stories and bringing the latest updates to both OFWs and global readers of The Filipino Times. Want to share your story? Reach Justin on Facebook: or send your story at: [email protected]

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