Monday, May 16, 2016

Women soldiers conquer Mt. Everest

ABU DHABI, -- A team of Women from the UAE Armed Forces has come home after climbing to Mount Everest base camp in the Khumbu valley, 5,364 metres above sea level in the Himalayas in Nepal.
The team, which consisted of twelve climbers from the UAE Armed Forces, including nine female military climbers, two trainers and a doctor, was received by a number of senior military officers at Abu Dhabi International Airport, The achievement was made as a result of the interest given to Emirati women by the wise leadership of the UAE represented by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, who have supported Emirati women by launching a number of ambitious programmes enabling them to be partners of men in various fields of national work.

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