KARACHI: Pakistan women national team is creating history by attempting climbing Mount Everest next year.
Pakistan’s national women expedition team has been formed which will also climb 7478-meter Passu Peak this year, under the leadership of ace mountaineer Samina Baig.
Talking exclusively to geo.tv on Sunday, Samina revealed the plans of creating history by attempting to climb Mount Everest by Pakistan’s women expedition team in August 2018.
“We are going to attempt Everest next year and this year we’ll climb Passu peak, which would be the first time by Pakistan’s women expedition team to climb a peak of more than 7,000 meters. Attempting Passu peak is also part of our training ahead of attempt to Everest,” Samina said.
“There are total of six girls participating in the upcoming expedition. One from each, Sindh, Punjab, Baluchistan, KPK, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan. Two extra slots are open for women interested to join the historic expedition. Pakistan women expedition is first of its kind in Pakistan outdoor and mountaineering history, there has been no such mountaineering expedition undertaking in the past to 7000m peaks by a women team,” she added.
The other mountaineers with Samina in this expedition are Sadaf Riaz, Komal Uzair, Afia Younus and Bismah Hassan. The expedition will take place in summer from 15th July to 15th August.