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Naila Kiani becomes first Pakistani woman to scale ninth tallest peak Nanga Parbat

Samina Baig, another Pakistani climber, achieved the feat today

01:28 PM | 2 Jul, 2023
Naila Kiani becomes first Pakistani woman to scale ninth tallest peak Nanga Parbat
Source: faizanlakhani (Twitter)

Pakistan’s ace woman climber Naila Kiani has completed 8,126-metre Nanga Parbat expedition as she becomes the first woman from the South Asian nation to scale world’s ninth-highest peak.

Naila, a mother of two, conquered the mountain notorious to be an extremely difficult hike, as the westernmost mountain nestled in the Himalayas, is known for its high number of fatalities and it holds repute for pushing climbers to the test of their limits.

A non-profit organisation that helped Dubai-based banker completes her expedition made the feat announcement on social media. It said “Naila Kiani, a source of pride for Pakistan, has achieved an incredible feat by successfully reaching the summit of Nanga Parbat…This momentous achievement fills the nation with immense pride as Naila becomes the trailblazing first Pakistani woman to summit world’s seven highest peaks.”

Alpine Club of Pakistan Secretary General Karar Haidri confirmed that Naila scaled the mountain at 10:18 A.M. today followed by Samina Baig, another Pakistani climber, who completed her summit at 11:08 A.M.

The post called Naila’s achievement a source of inspiration for and a source of great pride for the organisaiton.

Earlier, the determined climber said she was excited to have completed a milestone that remained on bucket list for years.

The group of high-altitude mountaineers who also completed the Nanga Parbat expedition includes Samina Baig, Dawa Sherpa, Tamting Sherpa, Tracee Lee Metcalfe, Dawa Gyalje Sherpa, Sashko Kedev, Naoki Ishikawa, Ngima Nuru Sherpa, and Ngim Dorjee Tamang.

Earlier, Naila Kiani scaled world's tallest peak Mount Everest, etching her name in history by becoming second female climber to scale the mountain. In her glittering career, she aced several 8000m Peaks Including K2 and Gasherburm.

With her latest feat, the female climber becomes fastest woman to ascend seven peaks higher than 8,000 meters.

Naila Kiani

A Dubai-based Pakistani banker, Kiani is an amateur boxer, and a mother of two daughters who first gained prominence after her wedding shoot at K2 Basecamp circulated on social media in 2018. She summited Gasherbrum-II (8,035m) in 2021 and ascended Gasherbrum-I (8,068m), K2, and Annapurna peaks. 

Samina Baig

Baig was the first Pakistani woman to scale Mount Everest in 2014. Last year, she created history again by summitting K2 along with her team, three hours before Kiani reached the peak.

Baig, who comes from the remote village of Shimshal, became the first to ascend the virgin peak Chashkin Sar (above 6,000 meters) now called the ‘Samina Peak’ in 2010. She conquered another virgin peak in 2011 that was named ‘Koh-i-Brobar’ or the ‘Mount Equality’ in 2011.

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