UAE women students climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Abu Dhabi, May 11 (IANS/WAM) Nine students from the Abu Dhabi Women’s College have returned from Tanzania following a successful trip to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s fourth highest mountain.

The students and three teachers reached the 5,895 metre-high peak after six days of climbing in temperatures ranging between 10-20 degrees Celsius below zero and low oxygen levels.

The trip, the first by a UAE team to Kilimanjaro, was sponsored Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development and the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy.

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa.

–IANS/WAM

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