Another great milestone was achieved! Popular Pakistani cyclist, mountain biker, and extreme sports athlete Samar Khan made headlines after reaching the world’s second-highest mountain K2’s base camp on a cycle. As per the local publishing site, by traveling to the K2 base camp on her cycle, Khan has made history and become the only female cyclist in Pakistan to reach the campsite.
The news was confirmed by Khan herself on Instagram. She said the way to K2’s base camp is tough and long, which she has managed to cross successfully. She said in her post, “Doorway to Choghori (K2). The stage where prayers are answered or sometimes delayed, where I got to see the clear face of majestic Choghori, standing with grace”.
Khan explains even though she was face to face with K2, it brought lots of injuries and other troubles such as the freezing temperature, lack of oxygen, etc. “After a long night of chasing oxygen & silent prayers, the morning brought me face to face with K2, with a lot of injuries & shivering cold but with a magnificent sight.”
“The distance between Ghoro2 & Concordia is good 5-6 hours rocky track elevating up to 4575 meters & more.
But the real deal is to cross the dangerous crevices around Concordia & cross the long Godwin Austin glacier to reach 5000 meters (basecamp).”
Previously, Kahn became the first Pakistani to summit Mount Kilimanjaro and the Biafo Glaciers in the Karakoram Range on a bike.
The athlete also revealed how she was treated after participating in a race by a tv channel and the host. “The host didn’t know my name or profile, but they wanted me on their show. I just participated in a race where the athletes were put together in one room like farm animals. Still, the people who were put up in top-notch facilities near the slopes had large fan followings on social media,” she said in the video.
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