Who is Samina Baig?
Samina Khayal Baig is a Pakistani high-altitude mountaineer who conquered Mount Everest in 2013, followed by the Seven Summits in 2014. She is the first woman from Pakistan to summit Everest and the Seven Summits.
In a nutshell, she’s the pride of the nation!
Samina Baig’s Achievement:
At the age of 21, Samina Baig, a native of Gilgit-Baltistan, became the first Muslim Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest (8,849), the world’s highest mountain. She captured all of the seven summits at only 23 years of age.
The Pakistani Government has given her the Pride of Performance Award in the year 2015 to acknowledge her achievements and hoisting the Green Flag around the globe.
In February 2018, Baig was named Pakistan’s National Goodwill Ambassador by UNDP.
What Samina Baig is up to?
Now, the Pakistani mountaineer Samina Baig along with two expedition teams, including foreign climbers began their journey to the summit of K2, the hardest mountain to climb.
Sharing the plan, she reported that they will begin their journey to the K2 base camp from Shigar.
Ms. Baig, whose expedition has been sponsored by Special Communication Organisation (SCO), told media in Shigar before beginning the walk that she and five local high altitude guides had launched the excursion-themed “K2 Dream Expedition 2021.”
K2 Dream Expedition 2021:
She stated they’d be at K2 for two months to finish the mission, and that the summit’s goal was to raise awareness about women’s empowerment and climate change, as well as create possibilities for local climbers to reach high peaks.
Paying tribute to the famous Ali Sadpara, she said, “He was one of the most remarkable climbers in Pakistan and a beautiful human being.”
In the meantime, another Joint Pakistan-International Broad Peak and K2 Expedition set off from Shigar for the K2 base camp.
Both trips are being directed by Mirza Ali, a famous mountaineer who scaled Everest in 2019 and is also Samina Baig’s brother.
Mr. Ali told Dawn that the expedition included 13 international climbers from the UAE, Qatar, Spain, Austria, Greece, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Finland, as well as 24 local climbers from Shimshal, Sadpara, Hushe, and Arandu. He stated that the expedition’s mission should be completed by August 8.
On the whole, our best wishes and prayers are with Samina Baig and the team!
Written by Maham Bashir