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Quiz Elham Al-Qasimi

February 10th, 2011
04:16 PM ET

The name Elham Al-Qasimi may not sound very familiar, but on April 21, 2010 she became the first Arab woman to ever reach the North Pole, unsupported and unassisted.

The voyage took place last year and took roughly ten days. Elham had to ski for at least eight hours a day and only took a five-minute break every two hours.

Elham was able to successfully cover more than 120 kilometers through frigid temperatures - in fact the temperatures fell as low as -30 degrees celsius.

Traversing drifting ice sheets and snow, she pulled more than 90 pounds of supplies behind her for the whole journey - in her own words, she called the whole experience 'uplifting'.

This is your chance to quiz this courageous and adventurous woman who was able to accomplish this very difficult task.

Please leave your questions for Elham Al-Qasimi below and be sure to include where you're writing from.

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Jon

    why did you decide that you wanted to trek across the arctic in the first place?

    February 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Reply
  2. bethany

    does it mean more to you being an arab woman accomplishing this task?

    what message do you want other women out there to have if they are feeling like they can't reach what they want?

    February 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Reply
  3. tina

    what was the hardest part of your trip?
    did you ever feel like u wanted to give up?

    February 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Reply
  4. iman

    What message would you like the world to take as a result of your expedition?

    February 12, 2011 at 10:00 am | Reply
  5. Karabo

    Your accomplishment is certainly inspirational! Any other future adventures planned?

    February 15, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Reply
  6. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Elham Al-Qasimi and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Elham Al-Qasimi on the following questions:

    – How will your the North Pole journey Improve our world?

    – What can we expect from you in 2011?

    I am awaiting Elham Al-Qasimi’s replies.
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Nativity country: Suriname

    February 20, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Reply
  7. Saeed Bagheri

    Being born and raised in Dubai, I felt so proud when I read about your adventure. This is the best prove that the only limitation people have (men or woman) it is a product their own imagination and aspiration in life. Dream big or go home!!!

    March 9, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Reply
  8. Muthyavan.

    We all feel very proud of you achiving this chalence where many people have failed. What is your next move in your life and what is your view regarding the fight of many Arab women for more freedom in countries like Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.

    March 14, 2011 at 1:57 am | Reply

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