Samina Baig ready to conquer K2
Samina Baig, Pakistan's famous high-altitude mountaineer, is aiming to be the first-ever Pakistani and Muslim woman to conquer K2.
Samina belongs to Gilgit-Baltistan and is the first Pakistani woman to have conquered Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. She achieved this victory in 2013 when she was only 21 years old.
“Sadpara was among the most amazing climbers in Pakistan and also a great human being,” she recalled.
Samina shared several challenges that one has to face with mountaineering including mental and physical stress, freezing sleepless nights, and insufficient food. Temperatures may fall to -30°C and -40°C even in June and July.
“In life, nothing is impossible,” Samina stated for young, aspiring women. “The only thing which one needs is to believe in oneself and much effort to achieve one’s dreams.”