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The world is very small

By Irfan Munna:

Who don’t know about Samina Khayal Baig is from Shimshal valley, a distant village in Hunza-Nagar district. Her village, which does not yet have a high school, has today grossed a place in the earth’s map. She has got astonishing accomplishment and success.

Samina is from that family that she didn’t afford the essential equipment and operating expense that come with climbing the Everest. Firstly she was impresses from her brother Mirza Ali.


According to samina “She was physically powerful and strong-minded to climb Everest. I am very proud that I have the best brother in world. She wanted to face the danger. She said that her community will gain recognition if they succeed.”

She had in her mind that she can do anything she had in her heart.  She had a strong believe that she can make it happen to conquer the Everest. After such a great hard work Samina became the first Pakistani woman and the third Pakistani to scale Mount Everest on May 19, 2013. Finally, the first Pakistani woman was on the top of the world.

From Mirza Ali’s blog

“One time at base camp, we will start our acclimatization trips. This involves climbing to Camp 1, staying the night, then returning to base camp to rest, then climbing to Camp 1 and staying the night and climbing on to Camp 2 and staying the night, before returning to base camp and so on up to Camp 3.

Once our acclimatization trips have finished, and assuming we are in good health and super fit physically and mentally, we’ll be ready to try for the summit, which should be mid May. We will wait for a good weather forecast or ‘window’ for the possible summit attempt.”

After summiting the Everest, now the world was very small for samina. Now she decided to scale the top seven summits in seven continents of the world. For mouth it is easy to say to summit the seven summits in seven continents but for samina it was her dream. She has in her heart that she can do what she dreams.

In December 2013, Samina and Mirza scaled Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, the uppermost peak in South America. The Alpine Club of Pakistan stated that the twosome arrived at the top of Aconcagua, which is 6,961 meters or 22,838 feet high. In the month of January 2013, both conquered the highest mountain, Mount Vinson, in Antarctica.

Samina and Mirza successfully scaled Mount Vinson in the planet’s southernmost continent as part of a five-member team. Mirza Ali and Samina Baig reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in February 2013.

She made the history, “In making this history I have the best brother (Mirza) and without him it was not possible. The people of Gilgit-Baltistan are proud of her and feeling of making such a great history and world record. Such women in our society have given quite a few other women a cause to believe, and as an outcome more and more gifted women are coming at the front position in diverse fields of life.

Irfan Ali (Munna) is an E-Marketing expert. He loves to write news and blog about education, culture, and politics. He can be reached at irfan.gojali@gmail.com

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