Samina Baig: First Pakistani Woman To Climb K2 Mountain
Samina Baig is the only Pakistani woman to scale Mount Everest and K2.. source:

Samina Baig: Pakistani women climbers made history on Friday morning by achieving what other Pakistani women had never done before – reaching the summit of the world’s second highest peak – the 8,611m K2. At 7:40 a.m. Pakistan time, Samina Baig climbed a mighty K2. She became the first Pakistani woman to climb K2 at high speed along with her team members. Within three hours of the summit, Naila Kiani reached the summit and finished second. However, other Pakistani women have never achieved this feat.

Samina Baig summited it at 7:42 a.m. on Friday:

Other climbers from different countries peaked on Friday morning, including female climbers from Oman, Lebanon, Iran, and Taiwan. However, the summit push started late last night when the rope fixing team finished, and the first group reached K2 around 3 a.m. A team of 31-year-old Pakistani climber Samina Baig confirmed that she got to the summit with other Pakistani climbers at 7:42 a.m. on Friday.

Pakistan’s tallest mountain, K2:

We are extremely proud to announce that Samina Baig, with her strong Pakistani team, has successfully scaled the world’s most spectacular and dangerous mountain known as Savage Mountain.

Pakistan’s second and highest mountain, K2, at 8611 meters this morning at 7:42: 00,” said a statement from the Samina team on the ground. “Grateful and blessed that K2 has allowed her to stand atop this incredible mountain,” the statement added.

Samina Baig comes from the village of Gilgit:

Samina Baig hails from a remote village of Gilgit Valley, Shimshal. In early 2013, she became the first Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest’s highest peak. However, other members climbing with Samina include Eid Muhammad, Bulbul Karim, Ahmed Baig, Rizwan Dad, Waqar Ali, and Akber Hussain Sadpara. Less than three hours after Samina’s feat, another Pakistani climber, Naila Kiani, reached the summit of K2.

“Grateful and blessed that K2 has allowed her to stand atop this incredible mountain,” the statement added.

PM Shehbaz Sharif Congratulates Her:

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif took to Twitter to congratulate Samina Baig and the team for achieving this feat.

“Congratulations to Samina Baig, the first Pakistani female mountaineer to reach the summit of the world’s second highest peak, K2, and her family for their achievement. Samina Baig has become a symbol of determination, courage, and bravery for Pakistani women,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet.

Pakistan’s Sohail Sakhi and Sirbaz Ali Khan also climbed K2 along with Naila.

Also Read: Shehroze Kashif: 19-year-old becomes youngest Pakistani to summit K2

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