Misba Khan

Participant on The 2018 Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition

Misba lives in Manchester with her husband and two children and although British born and bred, she is of Pakistani origin.

For the past 15 years she has worked as part of the finance team at the local General Hospital. Aside from her professional role, she is also a trained Chaplin, undertaking voluntary work with female patients at North Manchester General. She sometimes finds that women in her community are reluctant to stretch their abilities and reach their full potential: “Within my workplace, I am one of a small proportion of ethnic minorities, which can be challenging sometimes especially due to the current world crisis and representation of certain groups in the western media.”

By joining The Women’s Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition 2018 and being the oldest team member she was able to form bridges between different cultures by encouraging women within and out of her community to gain new skills. She would “like to show people that those from all abilities and backgrounds can get involved in activities that may push themselves for their own self-development”. Misba has been trekking with the Manchester Ramblers every Sunday for the past 10 years and has climbed various peaks.
Misba has trekked internationally with a winter trek to the Atlas mountains, Mt Toubkai (Morocco) and recently climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, raising almost £1,500 for equipment in the children’s unit at North Manchester General Hospital.

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