Samina Baig turns into first Pakistani lady mountaineer to summit K2


Pakistani mountaineer Samina Baig — Twitter/@faizanlakhani

Pakistani feminine mountaineers created historical past on Friday morning by attaining what no different lady from the nation has carried out earlier than – reaching the highest of the 2nd highest peak of the world – 8611m excessive K2.

At 7:40am Pakistan time, Samina Baig summited the mighty K2 alongside along with her staff members and have become the primary ever Pakistani lady to scale the K2. Lower than three hours after Samina’s summit, Naila Kiani reached the highest – changing into the second.

No different Pakistani lady has achieved this feat earlier than. 

A number of different climbers from numerous international locations, together with feminine climbers from Oman, Lebanon, Iran, and Taiwan, additionally summited the height on Friday morning.

The summit push began late final evening as quickly as rope fixing groups accomplished their jobs and the primary group reached K2 at round Three:00am within the evening.

Pakistan’s 31-year-old climber, Samina Baig’s staff confirmed that she – together with different Pakistani mountaineers – summitted at 7:42am PKT on Friday. 

“We’re extraordinarily proud to announce that Samina Baig, along with her sturdy Pakistani staff, efficiently summited the world’s most fascinating and harmful mountain, often called Savage Mountain, the world’s second and Pakistan’s tallest mountain, K2, at 8611 metres this morning at 7:42am,” stated the assertion by Samina’s staff at floor.

“Grateful and blessed that K2 allowed her to face atop this unbelievable mountain,” the assertion added.

Samina Baig comes from the distant village of Gilgit Valley, Shimshal. Earlier in 2013, she turned the primary Pakistani lady to scale the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.

The opposite members to climb with Samina embody Eid Muhammad, Bulbul Karim, Ahmed Baig, Rizwan Dad, Waqar Ali and Akber Hussain Sadpara.

Lower than three hours after Samina’s feat, Pakistan’s different climber, Naila Kiani, reached the highest of K2.

“Sure, Allhamdolillah,” Naila texted this correspondent by way of satellite tv for pc communication system, confirming her summit. 

Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif congratulated Samina Baig and the staff on conducting the feat. 

“Congratulations to Samina Baig, the primary Pakistani lady mountaineer to achieve the summit of the world’s second highest peak, ‘K2,’ and her household on their accomplishment. Samina Baig has emerged as an emblem of Pakistani girls’s willpower, braveness, and bravado,” stated the PM in tweet. 

Pakistan’s Sohail Sakhi and Sirbaz Ali Khan additionally summited K2 together with Naila. 

Samina Baig becomes first Pakistani woman mountaineer to summit K2

Over 50 climbers accomplished their summits of K2 on Friday morning, and this additionally included Norway’s Kristin Harlia, who reached the highest of K2 between 2:30am and four:00am and has since then returned to protected camp.

Kristin Harilia is aiming to summit all 14 8000ers in six months. This was her eighth such summit in lower than Three months. If she will get success, she would be the first lady in world to summit all of the world’s prime peaks in a single season. 

She was joined by the USA’s Kristin A. Bennett, Norway’s Frank Loke and Canada’s Liliya Ianovskia. They have been supported by a staff of mountain guides that included Pakistan’s Fida Ali together with Nepal’s Pema Chhiring Sherpa, Dawa Ongju Sherpa, Pemba Tasi Sherpa, Dawa Dorchi Sherpa, Dawa Wongju Sherpa, and Pemba Dorchee Sherpa.

In one other growth, 29-year-old Tseng Ko-Erh, who’s also referred to as Grace Tseng, summited the mountain with out utilizing supplementary oxygen and has turn into the youngest feminine on the planet to take action. She can also be the primary Taiwanese lady to face atop K2.

Her expedition organisers introduced that their Three-member staff had simply made it to the highest of the world’s 2nd highest mountain. They reached the summit of Mount K2 (8611 m) at 7:35 am Pakistani time.

Two different members of the staff have been Nima Gyalzen Sherpa and Ningma Dorje Tamang of Nepal.

Iran’s Afsane Hesamifard and Oman’s Nadhira Alharthy turned the primary ever feminine climbers from their respective international locations to summit the K2. They have been a part of the seven summit trek staff and reached the highest only a few hours after the rope fixing. The staff additionally included a Chinese language feminine climber, He Jing, who summited the mountain with out supplementary oxygen.

The opposite members of the seven summit staff included Poland’s Monika Witkowska, Russia’s Vladimir Kotlyar, and Nepal’s Mingtemba Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa, Fura Tshering Sherpa, and Ngima Sherpa. 

In one other group to summit K2 on Friday morning, Nelly Attar – an Arab Lebanese lady – efficiently scaled the K2. She was accompanied by America’s Terray Ellington Sylvester, Argentina’s Claudio Cocho Javier and Estonia’s Krisli Melesk. 

Together with them, Pakistan’s Inayat Ali additionally climbed K2. Nepali Aang Phurba Sherpa, Siddhi Bahadur Tamang, Dorji Gyljen Sherpa, Kamdorji Sherpa, Lakhpa Wongchu Sherpa, Mingdongji Sherpa, Lakpa Bhote, Rinji Sherpa, Temba Sherpa and Lakpa Sherpa – who all have been a part of Madison Mountaineering – additionally summited K2 within the early morning.



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