Samina Baig, a mountaineer from Gilgit-Shimshal Baltistan, has become the first Pakistani woman to reach the top of K2. At 7:42 am today (Friday), Samina Baig and a Pakistani team of seven successfully ascended the treacherous peak of K2.

The team consists of mountaineers Samina Baig, Eid Muhammad, Bulbul Kari, Ahmed Baig, Rizwan Dad, Waqar Ali, and Akber Hussain Sadpara.

Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif congratulated Samina Baig on her achievement.



“Samina Baig has emerged as a symbol of determination, courage and bravery of Pakistani women,” tweeted PM Shehbaz.

The second-highest summit in the world, K2, is 8,611 metres above sea level. It is considered to be the most hazardous and challenging summit in the world.

In 2013, Baig became the first Pakistani woman to summit Mt Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.