Pakistani female mountaineer sets her sights on another record


ISLAMABAD: Naila Kayani, the first Pakistani woman to climb Nanga Parbat peak earlier this month, has set her sights on another record. She is now determined to become the first woman to scale all five “Eight Thousanders” in Pakistan.

To complete this goal, Kayani will leave this week for the base camp of the 8,051-metres high Broad Peak, the twelfth highest peak in the world. If the weather is favourable, she plans to reach the peak by the end of this month.

If Kayani succeeds in her quest, she will become the first woman in the country to scale all five peaks above 8,000 metres in Pakistan.

Kayani scaled the 8,126m high Nanga Parbat, also known as the Killer Mountain, in the beginning of July.

Previosuly, she climbed the 8, 080m Gasherbrum I, famously referred to as the Hidden Peak, and 8,035m Gasherbrum II.

Kayani has also climbed the world’s highest peaks – Everest, Annapurna and Lhotse in Nepal. She is the only Pakistani woman to climb 7 peaks above 8000 meters.

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