Always a curious child for as long as she can remember, Raha dreamed of challenging adventures, seeing the world and perhaps even changing it. From a young age her eccentricity was obvious, blessed with parents who never asked her to change, teaching her to dream big and live even bigger, and raised her with the belief that life is what she makes of it and her dreams are a reflection of the endlessness of her capabilities.
Graduating with a bachelors in Visional Communications from the American University of Sharjah, Raha’s life changed the day she summited Kilimanjaro and challenged herself, her society, and culture.
It was there, between the clouds, standing on Africa’s roof, where her spirit could no longer be silenced and nothing could hold her back from her love of adventure. Kilimanjaro opened the doors to 8 more summits, yet still her love affair with altitude was insatiable, and her curiosity as to where her limits were grew fierce.
Just when she thought she found them, she set eyes on Everest, and the dream that turned her into an accidental role model was born. On May 18th 2013, a year after seeing the legendary mountain, Raha made history by being the first Saudi woman to summit Everest, forever proving we could attempt the impossible and maybe even achieve it, no matter where we are from. She’s living proof that if children are raised confident and curious, unapologetically who they are, then we’re capable of anything.
Even for a Saudi woman to stand on top of the world.
Moharrak is a well-known speaker and has held motivational and inspirational speeches across the region and has received fantastic reviews from the audience. She has also been seen on TV, Radio and in numerous newspapers. She presents both in Arabic and in English.
Follow her @RahaMohorrak