DHL teams up with first woman to climb 15 of highest peaks in MENA region in 30 days

DHL teams up with first woman to climb 15 of highest peaks in MENA region in 30 days
Published: 21 September 2019 - 9:15 a.m.
By: Logistics Middle East Staff

DHL Express has announced a partnership with Caroline Leon, a pioneering mountain climber who is the first woman to attempt to climb 15 of the highest peaks in the MENA region, totalling around 40,000M in height, in just 30 days.

DHL Express will provide logistics support to Caroline as she travels through the region as well as offer on-ground support in each country.

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CEO of DHL Express in the Middle East and North Africa, Nour Suliman commented: “We are delighted to support Caroline on this adventure – she has incredible grit and passion, and is continuously looking to conquer new frontiers.

“Her remarkable strength of character and can-do attitude resonates with our brand values and she is an inspiration to us all at DHL. We send her our best wishes, and we will be providing her all the support she needs.”

Caroline Leon said trekking up every peak in the Middle East is a psychological, physical and mental feat she is excited to confront.

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“After almost a decade of working and living in the region, I have found it to be incredibly intriguing, and I would like to show people its real beauty,” she said. “I believe we are only bound by the limits we set on ourselves.”

In 2015, Caroline survived a life threatening rock-climbing accident, after falling over seven meters from an outdoor climbing wall. It has taken two years of rehabilitation and training for her to be ready for this next challenge.

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