Zardari congratulates Samina Baig for scaling Mount Everest

Monday, May 20th, 2013 11:25:09 by

President Asif Ali Zardari has congratulated Samina Baig and her brother Mirza Ali for scaling the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. Samina Mirza 21 -is the first Pakistani lady scaled this peak.


Baig completed the climb to the summit at around 7:30 a.m. local time with her brother Mirza Ali‚ who becomes the third and youngest Pakistani male to scale the mountain.


Nepal Mountaineering Department official Tilak Padney said that 35 foreigners accompanied by 29 Nepalese Sherpa guides reached the peak after climbing all night from the highest camp on South Col – the pass between Everest and a neighboring mountain.


Ali (29) and Baig (21) are natives of Shimshal village in Hunza valley‚ Pakistan. Ali has been climbing since age 15‚ and he was Baig’s mentor‚ guide and support.


On his personal blog‚ Ali stated that this climb was the “First Pakistani Gender Equality Mt Everest Expedition”.


Giving description of the climb in his blog‚ Mirza Ali wrote‚ “Once at base camp‚ we will begin our acclimatization trips. This involves climbing to Camp 1‚ staying the night‚ then returning to base camp to rest‚ then climbing to Camp 1 and staying the night and climbing on to Camp 2 and staying the night‚ before returning to base camp and so on up to Camp 3. Once our acclimatization trips have finished‚ and assuming we are in good health and super fit physically and mentally‚ we’ll be ready to try for the summit‚ which should be mid May. We will wait for a good weather forecast or ‘window’ for the possible summit attempt.”


Indian twin sisters Tashi and Nugshi were also at the top of the Everest with Baig and Ali.


By hoisting Pakistani and Indian flags side by side‚ the four South-Asians hoped to spread the message of Pak-India peace and friendship.


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1 Comment for “Zardari congratulates Samina Baig for scaling Mount Everest”

  1. congraute to samina khayal baig that she has done us proud again …from the bottom of my heart i really appricate the huge effort you done thats just no words to express that just i say that you are the best women in pakistan hate off to your mom that she borns such a brave daughter like you….

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