Laleh Keshavarz


The first of the two Muslim women to reach the top of the world's highest mountain. On 30 May 2005, Laleh Keshavarz and Farkhondeh Sadegh made their long-awaited dream come true when they conquered the 8,850-meter high mountain, situated in eastern Nepal. Keshavarz, dentist by profession, was part of a 21-strong climbing team - 14 climbers, including 4 Nepalese Sherpas acting as their high-altitude guide - made it to the summit. The Iranian team tacked Mount Everest from its southern side in Nepal using the same route as Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing - the first two people to set foot on the top of the world on 29 May 1953. Laleh Keshavarz and Farkhondeh Sadegh raised the Iranian flag at Summit of Mount Everest and photographed for world to see.

Compiler: M. Nauman Khan

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