Samina Baig become first Pakistani female mountaineer to climb K2

Samina Baig become first Pakistani female mountaineer to climb K2
Samina Baig from shimshal village---picture credit ACP

Mountaineer Samina Baig has become the first Pakistani woman to summit K2, the second highest mountain on earth.

Karar Haidri, secretary of Alpine Club of Pakistan, said, “We are extremely proud to announce that Samina Baig with her strong Pakistani team, successfully summit the world’s most fascinating and dangerous mountain K2 (8611meters) this morning at 7:42 AM”.

Samina Baig comes from the remote village of Shimshal in Gilgit Baltistan and was the first female climber from Pakistan to climb Mount Everest in 20213. She also holds the unique record of being the first Pakistani amongst men and women to climb the Seven Summits in Seven Continents.

Samina Baig, Eid Muhammad, Bulbul Karim, Ahmed Baig, Rizwan Dad, Waqar Ali, and Akber Hussain Sadpara were part of the team which scaled K2.