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May 30, 2011 5:01 by



Suzanne Al Houby, who is a supervisory board member at Arthrogen, is the first Arab women to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak.

The 40-year-old reached the 8,848-metre peak at 08:45 am on May 21. She spent 51 days scaling Mount Everest as part of a four-person team, three of whom successfully reached the summit.

The UAE-based mother of two is originally from Jaffa, Palestine.

“Becoming the first Arab woman to reach the top of the world was an enormous thrill,” Al Houby said late Saturday.



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