Meet Selena Khawaja - Pakistan's ‘Mountain Princess’

11:20 PM | 20 Jul, 2019
Meet Selena Khawaja - Pakistan's ‘Mountain Princess’
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ISLAMABAD – A 10-year-old girl from Pakistan has become the youngest climber in the world to scale a 7000-metre high mountain in Gilgit-Baltistan region of the South Asian country.

Known as Pakistan's ‘Mountain Princess’, Selena Khawaja climbed atop the 7,027 Spantik Peak, also known as the Golden Peak, situated in GB’s Nagar Valley in the Karakoram sub-range.

The youngest in the world to scale that high, Selena had previously held the record of climbing Quz Sar Peak’s 5,765 metres followed by Mingli Sir’s 6,050 metres in 2018 at the age of nine.

Selena started mountaineering when she was only 8 years old, according to her father Yousaf Khawaja.

“In less than one year, she was able to do Miranjani (3,000m) round trip in half the time,” Yousaf had told reporters in March last year.

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Selena is now looking to achieve the feat of 7,000 metres by the end of 2019 after conquering Broad Peak (8,051 metres), the world’s 12th highest mountain.