Women climbers from Pakistan and Iran scale K2 in national firsts

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Women climbers from Pakistan and Iran scale K2 in national firsts

K2 is the second-highest summit in the world after Mount Everest, and its ascent and descent is considered to be more difficult.

The woman who is of Pakistan along with another female from Iran seem as the very first women from their respective nations to reach the summit of K2 the world’s highest and risky summits, an official in mountaineering said.

Samina Baig, a 32-year-old mountaineer from a remote village in northern Pakistan in Pakistan she raised her country’s white and green flag at the summit of the 28,250 feet high (8,610 meters) K2 peak on the morning of Friday.

Iran’s Afsaneh Hesamifard According to Iranian media, was the third woman to climb the summit of Mount Everest this past May was praised in posts written in Persian on social media.

The women were among the many who reached the summit of K2 on Friday, as per Karrar Haidri who is the chief executive for the Pakistan Alpine Club, which assists in coordination between climbers and officials in the situation of an emergency as well as before and during climbs.

Baig said there was a second Pakistani female mountaineer Naila Kiyani was one of the climbers who made it to the summit of the mountain however it was apparent that Baig was at its top a few minutes earlier.

Deathly ascent

K2, which is located on the border between Pakistan and China located in the Karakorum Range, has one of the most deadly records, with many people dying on the route down.

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Only a handful of people have made it to the summit. However, Mount Everest has been reached more than nine thousand times.

Haidri stated that Afghan climber Ali Akbar Sakki died on Thursday from heart attacks while trying to climb K2 in the group of climbers who made it to its summit on Friday.

The mountain is thought to be exceptionally difficult for climbers to conquer. It is not just the second-highest after Mount Everest, its ascent and descent are deemed to be more difficult than the summit of the world’s highest.

K2 is the windiest, coldest and coldest climbs.

In certain places along the trail, climbers have to climb up rock faces that rise to 80 degrees, all the in order to avoid frequent and unpredictably avalanches.

The record is set just one time before Nepalese climber Sanu Sherpa set a new record for mountaineering by twice climbing the top of each of the fourteen highest mountains.

In the last month, the Pakistani army airlifted 2 Pakistani climbers and one of them was the youngest climber to reach K2 to safety following the pair who disappeared on a climb of Nanga Parbat, known as “Killer Mountain” due to its risky conditions.

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