Undeterred: Samina Baig to climb Seven Summits

Says she wants to instill in women the spirit of going on an adventure.

APP July 18, 2013
Samina Baig, the first Pakistani woman climber to summit the world's highest peak Mount Everest, smiles on her arrival at Benazir airport in Islamabad on June 3, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: The first Pakistani woman climber to summit the world's highest peak Mount Everest Samina Baig has now set her eyes on the Seven Summits. 

Climbing the Seven Summits, which comprises of the highest peak in each of the seven continents is considered to be the world's biggest mountaineering achievements.

"I'm extremely nervous about undertaking this challenge on behalf of my country," she said, adding that her experience of climbing Mount Everest taught her to just "go for it".

Samina said that she plans on arranging training programs for other Pakistani women, along with her elder brother Mirza Iqbal, who also went with her on their expedition to climb Mount Everest, but eventually let her sister take the lead.

"My biggest desire is to help our women. I want them to come out of their daily chores and instill in them the indefatigable spirit of going on an adventure," said Samina.

The 21-year old said that the love and appreciation she had received upon climbing Everest had encouraged her to move on to bigger and better challenges.


laa | 10 years ago | Reply

Still a better news story than ----------- Malala

azmat khan | 10 years ago | Reply

Samina you have done a wonderful job.Congrats. You are our pride.But beware of the terrorists who hate womenfolk to perform such land marks.I am serious.Best of luck.

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