The two women successfully conquered the notoriously treacherous peak within a day of each other…

Two female climbers from Dubai have conquered Mount Everest within a day of each other. Fatima Deryan, a Lebanese national, and Dolores Al Shelleh, originally from Jordan, both reached the summit last week. The monumental 8,848m climb sees climbers face temperatures that drop below -40 degrees Celsius.

Both women have been documenting their journeys on their personal Instagram accounts.

Fatima Deryan, 26, was the first of the two women to reach the top on Wednesday May 22, and in doing so became the first Lebanese women to climb Everest.

“I thought summiting was a major bonus of my expedition but it turned out that I made it as the 1st Lebanese Woman! Unplanned, unexpected, it was the cherry on top of my journey,” Deryan captioned an emotional Instagram post after the feat.


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A day later, Al Shelleh, 29, achieved her aim of being the first Jordanian woman on Everest. Since her success on Thursday May 23, Dolores also celebrated her 29th birthday.


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A third Arab woman, Joyce Azzam, from Lebanon, reached the top of the peak on Thursday.

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