Tanzanian Rawan Dakik closes in on reaching Mt. Everest’s peak

RAWAN Dakik (20), the first Tanzanian woman to climb Mt. Everest, has shown a great determination to reach the top of the world’s highest mountain, reports Paschal Shelutete, the Senior Assistant Conservation Commissioner for the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA).

She also happens to be the youngest African in this historic endeavour, having successfully completed her second rotation of 7,200 meters above the sea level without supplementary oxygen today.

She will be resting for five days at the Everest base camp before starting her last rotation for the summit of 8,850 metres.

Quoting her, Shelutete wrote: “Today was tough, I could feel the oxygen getting thin so it makes climbing harder, but it was nice.”

Rawan tested negative for covid 19 during the climb.