European-Arab team of women to trek to the North Pole

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BBC posted a short video (watch above) on a team of European and Arab women who are trekking to the North Pole. One of the woman taking part in this trek is Lamees Nijem, a Kuwaiti who applied to be part of this adventure and got accepted. To prepare for the trip Lamees went on three training trips, one in Oman and two in Iceland. The trainings covered the basics of cross-country skiing, pulling sleds, sharing a tent with 3 other people and dealing with cold weather and extreme climate conditions such as snowstorms and very low temperature.

The main purpose of this expedition is to foster greater dialogue and understanding between women from Western and Arabian cultures. The team consists of 11 women that represent the countries of Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Cyprus, Kuwait, France, Oman, Qatar, Slovenia, Russia and the UK. For more information you can check out the expedition web site [Here] or follow them on instagram @northpole2018


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  1. Abdullah Ali says:

    Really proud of her! I hope she will accomplish her goals.

  2. Ozzy says:

    Is the Saudi girl allowed to go out there without a “Mahram”?
    *playing religious preaching in the background*

    Why is the Kuwaiti girl wearing a terrorist scarf?
    *playing Salil Sawarim in the background*

    How does the Qatari girl going along with the Saudi one?
    *playing Saudi song: Allem Qatar*

    Omani are probably the wisest out of all in the Arabian peninsula.

    Am kidding folks, best of luck!


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