Samina Baig, who became the first Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest in May 2013, and her brother Mirza Ali, scaled 5895 meters high Mount Kilimanjaro, an inactive volcanic mountain that stands high in the Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania, on Feb. 12, 2014.
The latest achievement of the sibling climbers comes on the heels of their summiting of the 4892 meters (16,050 ft) high Mount Vinson in Antarctica, and South America’s highest mountain Mt. Aconcagua (6961m) under the Adventure Diplomacy Expedition that aims to project a positive face of Pakistan around the world.
Under the adventure diplomacy expedition, the two sibling climbers aim to attempt the Seven Summits on the world’s seven continents. The expedition has been sponsored by the embassies of the Republic of Argentina, Indonesia, Nepal, Russia, US and Serena Hotels.
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.