Climbing Everest with Tima Deryan, the First Lebanese Woman to Summit
Tima Deryan is the first Lebanese woman to summit Everest. Follow her journey step-by-step and learn what it feels like to climb the tallest mountain in the world. But that's not all. Tima is doing the Seven Summits challenge, in which you must climb the tallest peak on each of the seven continents. It's the toughest challenge in mountaineering and only a handful of people have ever achieved. Tima tells her story, climbing mountains from Europe through South America. But this is about more than mountaineering. Tima is standing on the roof of the world to prove to other women in the Middle East, and around the world, that they can do whatever they set their minds to. It's a story about freedom; it's a story about women's rights and it's a story about one woman's determination to live her dreams.
- Hearing what it feels like to stand on the roof of the world
- Passing through the dangerous Khumbu Ice Falls and exposed Hilary Step on the way to the summit
- Discovering the beauty of the Himalayas
- Finding out about life on base camp, and the dangerous camps higher up the mountain
- Learning about Nepalese Sherpa culture and their unique way of life
- Hearing stories about climbing other Seven Summit peaks, including Erebus, in Europe, and Aconcagua, in South America
- Being inspired by Tima's positive mental attitude, determination to achieve her dreams and the message she has for other Arab women around the world
Through this incredible journey we begin to understand what it takes to climb the highest mountain in the world. It's more than physical endurance, it's about mental toughness, humility and positivity. For Tima, it's also about something larger than herself: freedom for women around the world to achieve their dreams, whatever they may be.
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To find out about how you can help clean up Everest, check out: https://www.summitclimb.com/charity/cleaning-up-mount-everest
The Armchair Explorer podcast is adventure storytelling with beats, original music and cinematic effects. Each episode one of the world's greatest adventurers tell their best story from the road. No long-winded interviews, just straight to heart of the action.
Host Aaron Millar is a multi-award-winning travel writer, journalist and author. He contributes regularly to The Times of London, National Geographic Traveller (UK), and many other national and international publications. He has presented travel documentaries for National Geographic TV, written two books for London publisher Icon - 50 Greatest Wonders of the World & 50 Greatest National Parks of the World - and is the 2014 and 2017 British Guild of Travel Writers Travel Writer of the Year, the IPW Best Destination Writer 2017 and Visit USA’s Best National Newspaper Writer 2014, 2016 & 2017. Aaron grew up in Brighton, England but is currently hiding out in the Rocky Mountains of Louisville, Colorado.
Original music by Michael Comber, aka L.I.D. (Life in Development): http://lidmusic.co.uk. Check out more from Mike here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1FHmkcsnRqo0OaNSHKRLiu