- Naila Kiani and Samina Baig, two top mountaineers from Pakistan, have successfully conquered Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth-tallest mountain, standing at 8,125 meters.
- Nanga Parbat is renowned for its steep slopes, challenging climbing routes, and unpredictable weather conditions, earning it the nickname “Killer Mountain.”
- Naila and Samina reached the summit without supplemental oxygen. This achievement marks a significant milestone for both women and the mountaineering community in Pakistan.
Two of Pakistan’s top mountaineers Naila Kiani and Samina Baig have successfully conquered the mighty Nanga Parbat, becoming the first Pakistani women to do so. Nanga Parbat also known as the ‘Killer Mountain’ which is the world’s ninth-tallest mountain standing at 8,125 meters. Located in the western Himalayas, Nanga Parbat is known for its steep slopes, challenging climbing routes, and unpredictable weather conditions. The wonder women from Pakistan, Kiani and Baig have achieved a feat unlike any other and have raised the bar for women all across the country. Naila Kiani became the first woman ever to summited the Nanga Parbat.
The secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, Karrar Haidri confirmed that the duo climbers, Naila and Samina reached the summit at 10:18 am and 11:08 am respectively.
The mountain’s remote location, challenging weather conditions, and treacherous terrain contribute to its high fatality rate however, this time’s expedition saw Naila and Samina accompanied by fellow Pakistani male climbers who also accomplished the same feat. The team of climbers included Rizwan Dad, Wajid Nagri, Waqar Ali, Eid Muhammad, Ahmed Baig, Saeed Karim, Shah Daulat and Liaqat Karim. It has been reported by the Alpine Club that the entire team took the challenge without relying on any supplemental oxygen.
Furthermore, an impressive group of 28 mountaineers from various parts of the world achieved their goal of summiting Nanga Parbat on the same day, making it the largest single-day ascent in the mountain’s history.
Naila Kiani scaled the majestic Nanga Parbat, standing tall at 8,125 metres. Kiani became the first Pakistani woman to climb the Killer Mountain – Nanga Parbat. Naila has ascended seven of the enormous 8,000-meter peaks on the planet, establishing herself as one of the most incredibly talented climbers in the world today. The mountaineer has summitted the Everest, the K2, Lhotse, Annapurna, G1, and the G2.
Naila was elated with her accomplishment and spoke about her experience and thanked her sponsors, the Bard Foundation for their support in making the expedition a success.
“I am filled with both fear and satisfaction in having achieved my mission, bringing honour to my beloved country fills me with immense joy. I dedicate all my accomplishments to Pakistan, its people, and my invaluable sponsors, the BARD Foundation, who provided unwavering support throughout my journey.”
Samina Baig, is the first Pakistani woman to conquer Mt. Everest and Mt. K2, as well as the first to scale all seven continents, this addition is yet another feather in her cap as she summitted the mighty Nanga Parbat at 11.08 am on 2nd July, 2023.