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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Women climbers from Pakistan and Iran reached K2 summit

ISLAMABAD ( Associated Press) – A woman from Pakistan and another from Iran appear to be the first women from their countries to reach the top of K2It is one of the highest and most dangerous summits in the world, a mountaineering official said on Friday.

Samina Baig, a 32-year-old mountaineer from a remote northern village in Pakistan, hoisted her country’s green and white flag on Friday at the top of the 28,250-foot-high (8,610 metre) K2 mountain.

Iran’s Afsaneh Hesamiford, who according to Iranian media became only the third woman to summit Mount Everest last May, was praised in a Persian-language post on social media.

She was one of several women to successfully summit the K2 on Friday, according to Karrar Hydari, chief officer of the Pakistan Alpine Club, which helps coordinate between climbers and the government in the event of an emergency, but before and during Too. He said that another Pakistani female climber, Naila Kiyani, was on the team to reach the top of the mountain, but it appeared that Baig had reached its peak a few minutes earlier.

K2, on the Sino-Pakistani border in the Karakoram range, has one of the deadliest on record, with most people dying along the way. Only a few hundred have successfully reached its summit. In contrast, Mount Everest has been scaled more than 9,000 times.

Haidari said Afghan climber Ali Akbar Sakki died of a heart attack on Thursday while he was attempting to measure K2 as part of a team of climbers that reached the summit on Friday.

Climbing the mountain is considered extremely difficult, Not only this, it is the second highest point after Mount Everest.Its ascent and descent are considered to be more challenging than the highest point in the world.

K2 is the coldest and fastest mountain of mountaineering. To avoid frequent and unexpected avalanches, in places along the route, climbers must navigate raised rocky faces of about 80 degrees.

The latest record comes a day after Nepali climber Sanu Sherpa set a new mountaineering record by reaching the summit of each of the world’s 14 highest mountains twice.

Earlier this month, the Pakistan Army airlifted two Pakistani mountaineers. Including the man who made K2 the youngest to be rescued when the pair went missing while climbing Nanga Parbat, known as “Killer Mountain” due to dangerous conditions .

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