Islamabad: Nelly Attar reached the top of the world’s second highest mountain, K2, around 3:30 am Pakistan time on July 22, and raised the flag of Lebanon. With that triumph, she became the first Arab woman in history to summit the savage mountain.

“It was very early, completely dark when we reached the top. I just couldn’t believe that this is it. We are at the K2 summit. I cried for about 20 minutes. Crying and laughing. I was really, really happy to be at the summit” said Nelly Attar in an interview with Gulf News.