GILGIT: Renowned Pakistani mountaineer Samina Baig, the first and only Pakistani woman to have summited Mount Everest, successfully scaled K2 on Friday morning.
Another woman from Iran appeared to be the first from their countries to scale K2 on Friday, the world’s second-highest mountain and one of the most dangerous summits, a mountaineering official said. A second Pakistani woman scaled the summit minutes later.
The two were among several women to successfully reach K2’s peak on Friday, according to Karrar Haidri, chief officer of the Pakistan Alpine Club, which helps coordinate the climbs from the government side and responds in the event of an emergency.
Samina Baig, 32, continues her record making feats. Mount K2 in the Karakoram Range is the second highest mountain in the world, standing at 8,611 metres.
After conquering the ‘Savage Mountain’, Samina is now the only Pakistani woman to have conquered both the highest and the second highest mountains in the world, according to media reports.
She also holds the honour of scaling the seven highest peaks in the world, known as the Seven Summits. Samina became the first Pakistani woman to scale the world’s highest Mount Everest in 2014.
Since then, she has been on record making spree of climbing the highest peaks in seven continents of the world.