Half-Everesting “Darb el Sama”
- January 10, 2021
Travel restrictions imposed by the pandemic have pushed Lebanese athletes and nature lovers to conduct their own adventures here in Lebanon. Many events have been planned, including recently “the half-Everesting of “Darb el Sama”.
The mountains Magazine Lebanon talked to Suha Hallab, one of the participants of this event to describe her experience.
“The event was preceded by a lot of training and preparation with Georges Saado & Karim Ramadan” said Suha.
Hallab and her Half-Everesting partner Maria Kanaan chose “Darb el Sama” for 3 reasons:
-Steepness of trail
Each ascent was 3 km, with 560 m elevation gain and took about 55 minutes on moderate pace. The descent was by car.
In total, they achieved 9 ascents, in 10 hours 22 minutes. At sunset, they registered 5061m total elevation.
Behind all of this, Suha wanted to deliver an important message: “I encourage all women from all ages to challenge themselves and set off on beautiful adventures.”