Hailing from a village in the Hunza valley, Samina Baig dared to dream big – as big as 6400 metres – as she became the first female mountaineer in the region.
“My village is surrounded by mountains, so I befriended them in a way,” Baig is seen saying in a video produced by BlackBox productions.
Baig’s ascent of a 6,400 metres high peak Chashkin Sar brought her fame and praise at both national and international levels.
She is seen climbing mountains, planting her feet firmly in the snow as it crumbles into pieces, ice-axing her way to the top.
Baig describes how the harsh weather of her native Shimsal village could not affect her passion for turning her passion into profession.
She recalls the moment when she scaled the peak. She is seen raising the Pakistani flag with misty eyes. “It was an unforgettable moment,” said Baig.
Video rating: Two thumbs for encouraging and inspiring women in Pakistan – more power to you!
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