First female mountaineer of Pakistan

First Pakistani women who climbed 6400 meter peak and set a record

Till now she is first and last female mountaineer in Pakistan who climbed 6400 meter peak CHASHKIN SAR in winter. Samina baig has become the first female mountaineer from Pakistan. she made a documentary to explain her adventure for local television channel.

She is born in a small village, Shimshal in Hunza Valley in northern Pakistan. Her whole village is surrounded by mountains. she wanted to be a mountain climber since childhood.

"If a girl can scale mountains there's nothing she can't do" says Samina Baig, whose passion is to climb icy mountains. We salute her strength and determination, and the courage with which she faces some of the world's toughest terrains.

Samina baig is a 21 year old from a remote village Shimshal, is only Pakistani mountain climber girl to adopt mountaineering as a profession.   Her goal is to empower women through adventure and encourage them to explore the mountains.  Samina Baig and her Brother Mirza Ali started Pakistan Youth outreach Program, an initiative to educate and give awareness about outdoor activities and research work on glaciers, mountains and promote as well as encourage women in mountain adventure sports in Pakistan.
In the last two years PYO organized three mountain climbing expedition to two 6000m plus virgin peaks and first Pakistan women winter expedition. Samina first ascent of Chashkin sar “Samina Peak” documentary for Geo tv  was first mountain climbing documentary in Pakistan Adventure history, 

Pakistan is home of mountains, worlds five 8000 meters peaks are in Pakistan, there are nearly 7000 mountains above 6000meters, above 5000meters they are countless, beside mountains out of polar range there are more than six glaciers ranges that stretches plus 50km including  Siachen glacier. There are hundreds of challenging passes ,lush green valleys, awe inspiring lakes ,yet having all the great potential in the country, until now no female Pakistani female mountain climber has been produced who could have   climbed over 7000m there is NO Pakistani female who stepped  on the top of any 8000 meter in the world. It is surprising that Iranians,Indians,Arab and even Bangladeshi women have summitted mountain Everest , some of these countries even  no mountain exist higher than 3000m,yet those girls brought pride to their countries.
 The expedition starting on 13 July and will last until 17 August, the expedition is 36days expedition,

The expedition consists of five members including two Pakistani and three New Zealanders. The expedition update will be made on daily or weekly basis from the base camp!  The Expedition has been sponsored by foreign friends those who are participating in the expedition.

Expedition Members:

Mirza Ali , Pakistan- Expedition leader
Jawad Sharif, Pakistan - Filmmaker
Arthur Smith, New Zealand - Climber
Joy Deerness, New Zealand  - Climber
Jenni Kent, New Zealand - Climber
Samina Baig, Pakistan - Climber
Arshad Karim, Pakistan - Climber

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