The eyes of 2 Pakistani women climbers are focused on this year’s two-headed
Two Pakistani female climbers plan to climb K2, one of the most dangerous peaks in the world, this year. Are
K2 is the second highest peak in the world, 8,611 meters high. This peak is considered to be the most dangerous peak for mountaineering.
So far no female climber from Pakistan has climbed this peak. The total number of women who have successfully completed K2 from other countries of the world is less than ten.
However, this time Pakistan’s top two female climbers are determined to climb the toughest mountain.
Samina Baig from Shamshal village in Hunza has reached K2 base camp to complete her mission and will start advancing towards Camp One in the next two days. She is expected to complete her summit by mid-July, depending on the weather.
She has also tried to head to K2 in 2015 and 2021 but due to weather conditions and accidents she had to leave the summit incomplete.
In 2013, Samina Baig became the first Pakistani woman to climb the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.
On the other hand, Naila Kayani, a mountaineer living with her family in Dubai, has also arrived in Pakistan with the intention of heading this year and will travel to Skardu in the next one or two days from where K2’s adventure will begin.
Naila Kayani became the first Pakistani woman to climb any peak above 8,000 meters inside Pakistan last year by climbing the 8,035-meter Geyser Bram To.