A lady from Pakistan and one other from Iran look like the primary females from their nations to achieve the highest of K2, one of many world’s highest and most harmful summits, a mountaineering official stated Friday.
Samina Baig, a 32-year-old mountaineer from a distant northern village in Pakistan, hoisted her nation’s inexperienced and white flag atop the height of the 28,250 foot-high (8,610 meter) K2 mountain on Friday.
Iran’s Afsaneh Hesamifard, who in accordance with Iranian media grew to become solely the third girl to achieve the highest of Mount Everest this previous Could, was hailed in Farsi-language posts on social media.
They had been amongst a number of girls to efficiently attain K2’s peak on Friday, in accordance with Karrar Haidri, chief officer of the Pakistan Alpine Membership, which helps coordinate between climbers and the federal government within the occasion of an emergency, but additionally previous to and throughout the climbs. He stated a second Pakistani feminine climber, Naila Kiyani, was among the many group to achieve the highest of the mountain, nevertheless it appeared that Baig had arrived to its peak a couple of minutes earlier.
K2, on the Chinese language-Pakistani border within the Karakorum Vary, has one of many deadliest information with most individuals dying on the way in which down. Only some hundred have efficiently reached its summit. In distinction, Mount Everest has been summited greater than 9,000 instances.
Haidri stated Afghan climber, Ali Akbar Sakki, died on Thursday because of a coronary heart assault whereas trying to scale K2 as a part of the group of climbers who reached its summit Friday.
The mountain is taken into account extraordinarily troublesome to climb. Not solely is it the second highest after Mount Everest, its ascent and descent are thought-about way more difficult that the world’s highest.
K2 is the coldest and windiest of climbs. At locations alongside the route, climbers should navigate almost sheer rock faces rising 80 levels, whereas avoiding frequent and unpredictable avalanches.
The newest file comes a day after Nepalese climber Sanu Sherpa set a brand new mountaineering file for twice reaching the height of every of the world’s 14 highest mountains.
Earlier this month, Pakistan’s army airlifted two Pakistani climbers, together with the person who grew to become the youngest to scale K2 to security after the pair went lacking throughout an expedition scaling Nanga Parbat, generally known as “Killer Mountain” due to its harmful circumstances.