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Bouchra Baibanou becomes the first Moroccan to climb Everest

Written by FDM

She did it! The Moroccan Bouchra Baibanou managed, on Sunday May 21, to reach the highest summit in the world, the Everest.

The latter announced the news with a message on Facebook in which she declared: « I dedicate my accomplishment to HM King Mohammed VI, my partners and my fans without forgetting my family.

Je dédie mon exploit à SM le roi Mohamed VI, à mes partenaires et mes fans sans oublier ma famille.

Publié par Bouchra Baibanou sur dimanche 21 mai 2017

The Moroccan champion began her climb last April and since then she shared element from her journey on a daily basis with the thousands of people who followed her.

This is not Baibanou’s first deed. She had already climbed Kilimanjaro (5895 meters) in March 2011, Mont Blanc (4880 meters) twice, Mount Elbrouze (5642 meters) in June 2012, Aconcagua (6962 meters) in January 2014, Mount McKinley 6194 meters) in June 2014 and finally the Puncak Jaya in Indonesia (4884 meters) in November 2015.

By making this ascent, Bouchra Baibanou, 47 years old, becomes the first Moroccan and North African climber to succeed this great challenge.