Samina Baig, who became the first Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest in May this year, is all set to leave for Adventure Diplomacy Expedition, together with her brother Mirza Ali Baig.
Under the expedition, the two sibling climbers will attempt the Seven Summits on the world’s seven continents.
“’Adventure Diplomacy’ connecting and empowering women through mountain adventure, also to promote the fallen tourism in Pakistan, InshaAllah by Grace of Almighty Allah, will Hoist the GREEN flag on the 7 Summits in 7 Continents, to let the world know Pakistani women are not oppressed, we are doing things equally like men do, just need the opportunity and encouragement…!,” Samina Baig wrote on her Facebook Page.
The expedition has been sponsored by the embassies of the Republic of Argentina, Indonesia, Nepal, Russia, US and Serena Hotels.
A farewell party is being arranged for the siblings at Serena Hotel, Islamabad, today. Samina and Mirza Ali will give an overview of the expedition to the audience during the farewell gathering.
Samina Baig, who also became the first one to climb Chashkin Sar, a peak above 6,000 meters in Shimshal, in 2010, thanked the expedition sponsors in her Facebook post.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Seven Summits are the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. Scaling all of them is viewed as a mountaineering challenge. In 1985, Richard Bass, a businessman and amateur mountaineer, became the first person to reach the Seven Summits.
The adventure diplomacy expeditions are normally organized by the Adventure Diplomacy Organization, which aims to achieve and “promote excellence in its followers in the mountains and their professional lives.”