First Pakistani lady climbs world’s eleventh highest mountain
A Pakistani mountaineer Naila Kiani, Dubai-based, became the first Pakistani girl to summit the world’s 11th highest mountain, Gasherbrum-1, at 8080m, on Friday morning.
Naila climbed to the top of G-1 round 7:45 am Pakistan time.
“Summit, Alhamdulilah,” she texted from her satellite phone.
“Unbelievable, only three weeks after K2. It was once more difficult than K2. No rope on most technical sections,” she added.
This is her third peak of over 8,000 metres, all within Pakistan, making her the first Pakistani girl to summit three of the world’s fourteen such peaks.
Naila, a mother of two, had beforehand summited 8034m, the world’s thirteenth highest mountain, Gasherbrum-1, in 2021 before ascending 8611m, K2, the world’s 2d tallest mountain, last month.
She had climbed K2 shortly after Samian Baig, the first Pakistani female to do so, and was once the 2d to do so on the same day.
Samina has additionally climbed Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak.
While on her way to scale Gasherbrum-1, Naila informed Geo.tv that G-1, additionally known as K-5, proved to be more difficult for her than K2, owing to extreme wind conditions.
“It’s truly extra challenging than K2, for sure,” she stated by means of satellite device from C3 before pushing for the final summit.
Naila is additionally the first Pakistani girl to complete a 20-day double-header by summiting K2 and Gasherbrum-1.