After conquering the Seven Summits, including Mt. Everest, Pakistan’s Samina Baig set to scale K2
Samina is the the first Pakistani female mountaineer and the youngest Muslim woman to conquer the mighty Seven Summits.
After becoming the first Pakistani female mountaineer and the youngest Muslim woman to conquer the mighty Seven Summits, including Mount Everest, Samina Baig is set to conquer the K2 mountain.
Samina Baig, along with Sajid Ali Sadpara, Elia Saikaly, Pasang Kaji Sherpa, and two other mountaineers, is expected to scale the “Savage Mountain.”
Baig’s six-member expedition team is sponsored by the SCO (Special Communications Organisation), a public sector organization supervising the campaign titled ‘SCO K2 Dream’.
“K2 is definitely one of the toughest peaks in the world,” Baig informed Arab News Pakistan in an interview before going out for the expedition.
“Many people have lost their lives on its slopes. Most recently, we lost our colleague [Muhammad] Ali [Sadpara] Bhai. But this is all part of life. It’s part of the game.”
Who is Samina Baig?
Samina Khayal Baig is a mountain climber from the Shimshal village in Gilgit-Baltistan.
She started climbing mountains merely at the age of four, and at the age of 21 in 2013, became the first-ever Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak.
In 2014, at the age of only 23, Samina successfully conquered each of the Seven Summits.
The Seven Summits are the highest peaks of each of the seven (or nine) traditional continents.
The mountains of the Seven Summits that Samina successfully scaled include Mount Everest in Nepal (Asia), Mount Aconcagua in Argentina (South America), Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania (Africa), Mount Elbrus in Russia (Caucasus), Mount Vinson Massif (Antarctica), and Puncak Jaya in Indonesia (Oceania).
UPDATE: Samina Baig and her team have decided to call off the venture to climb K2. The reason is due to weather conditions.
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