In 2010 Baig became the first person to scale the 6,000-metre Chashkin Sar peak in northern Pakistan and the mountain is now named “Samina Peak” in her honour.
In May 2013, Samina Baig became the first women from Pakistan to reach the summit of Mount Everest and in the following eight months she broke additional records to became the first Pakistani woman to climb the seven highest peaks in seven continents (7 Summits).
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday congratulated Samina Baig on becoming the first woman from the country to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
The 22-year-old Baig, from the small town of Shimshal in the Hunza valley in Pakistan’s mountainous north, scaled the 8,848 metre (29,029 feet) peak early on Sunday after a gruelling expedition in rough weather.
“She is a brave girl who summited the peak and sent us a message of her achievement and all of Pakistan is feeling proud of her. She used her own resources and despite rough weather and fears of avalanche she never lost courage.”
– Karrar Haidri, member executive council of Pakistan Alpine Club (PAC)
Pakistan is home to five of the world’s 14 peaks over 8,000 metres, including the world’s second-highest mountain, K2.
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