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Uta Ibrahimi, first Albanian woman to defeat Everest

Uta Ibrahimi from Kosovo, is the first Albanian climber to have climbed Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.

“On 22 May 2017 at 5 am Uta defeated Everest. She did not give up despite the weather, thus making the entire Albanian nation proud,” climber and pioneer of “Albanian Women to Himalayas” project, Xhim Begeja writes on Facebook.

Uta, herself, writes “to all the people who urged me to love mother nature, who gave me affection and embraces, courage and faith, through our expeditions over 6 years and some and to those who believed in my dream and encouraged me to make it true! Life is a personal challenge, this is my lesson learnt during these 50 days of difficult climbing to tough altitudes above sea level, through #the Himalayas…. Thank you from the bottom of the heart to each and all of you.”

Mount Everest of the Himalayas is Earth’s highest mountain. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level.

At this altitude air is rare and there is lack of oxygen, strong winds and extremely low temperatures make it impossible for plants and grass to grow. Mount Everest is named after Surveyor General of India, Sir George Everest by proposal of Andrew Waugh who is credited with being “the first person to put two feet on top of Mount Everest.”

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