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Bahraini Girl Reaches Everest Base Camp

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A 13-year-old girl has become the youngest Bahraini to reach the Everest Base Camp. Juwan Abdulkhaleq, an eighth-grade student, made Bahraini history by reaching the South Base Camp in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 metres. Juwan was a member of an expedition that included 20 other women, aged between 23 and 47, coming from Bahrain (13), Saudi Arabia, (3), Kuwait(4) and the UAE (1). The expedition, organised by the Journey Adventures, lasted 12 days and participants said they were impressed with Juwan’s strength, courage and fortitude.