Youngest African girl conquers Mount Everest
A Tanzanian woman and the youngest African woman has climbed Mount Everest and set a record for becoming the first Tanzanian woman to reach the highest point in the world.
- Rawan Dakik, a 20-year-old Tanzanian, successfully climbed the summit of Mount Everest in Nepal at the end of May this year.
- She said that her goal of reaching the highest peak in the world was facilitated by her previous exercises to climb Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa.
- She has successfully climbed Kilimanjaro more than 5 times.
Rawan returned to Northern Tanzania after spending two months in Nepal during her Mount Everest climbing adventure amid a grand reception by her parents and a section of Tanzanian tourism officials.
She is the second Tanzanian national to reach the summit of Mount Everest, 9 years after an experienced Kilimanjaro porter, Mr. Wilfred Moshi, hoisted the Tanzanian flag on the highest mountain in the world. He set the record in May 2012 after spending 10 weeks on the mountain.
Saray Khumalo was the first African woman to conquer Mount Everest on May 16, 2019, after several climbing expeditions on Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and other mountains in the world, in order to raise money for the education of children and libraries in Africa.
The summit of Mount Everest on the Nepalese-Chinese border is the highest in the world at 8,850 meters above sea level.
Sir Edmund Hillary and the Nepalese Sherpa climber Tenzing Norgay were the first people to reach the top of the mountain on May 29, 1953.
The Himalayan mountain ranges in which Mount Everest is located were pushed upward by tectonic actions as the Indo-Australian plate moved from south to north and below the Eurasian after the two plates collided about 40 to 50 million years ago Plate was pressed. The Himalayas themselves began to rise about 25 to 30 million years ago, and the Great Himalayas began to take on their present shape during the Pleistocene era about 2,600,000 to 11,700 years ago.
Everest and its surrounding peaks are part of a large mountain range that forms a focal point or node of this tectonic action in the Great Himalayas. Information from global positioning instruments installed on Everest since the late 1990s suggests the mountain continues to move a few inches northeast, rising a fraction of an inch each year and getting taller each year.