Articles tagged with: explorer

Alexandra David-Neel (Explorer/Anarchist)

louise_eugenie_alexandrine_marie_david_19th_century.jpgAlexandra David-Néel was born Louise Eugénie Alexandrine Marie David in Saint-Mandé on 24 October 1868; she died in Digne-les-Bains, on 8 September 1969 at the age of 100.

David-Neel was a Belgian-French explorer, anarchist, spiritualist, Buddhist and writer, most known for her visit to Lhasa, Tibet, in 1924, when it was forbidden to foreigners. She wrote over 30 books about Eastern religion, philosophy, and her travels. 

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Funny, She Doesn't Look Like An Arctic Explorer

elham_al_qasimi.jpgFebruary 9, 2010, update from the Dubai Today show (weekdays 09:00 - 12:00 on Dubai 103.8):

Jessica Swann, broadcaster extraordinaire, and Mohammed Parham Awadhi, co-founder of Wild Peeta, interview 27-year-old Elham Al Qasimi, a United Arab Emirates National woman who intends to be become the first United Arab Emirates National, and thus also the first UAE National WOMAN, and the first Arab woman, to attempt reaching the North Pole unassisted and unsupported.

Tags adventure Arabia explorer goals health inspiration Middle East success Women's Rights