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13 June | 2024

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Pakistani climbers engrave their names in history by scaling Mount Lhotse

Naila Kiani, Nadia Azad summit world’s fourth highest mountain at 8,516 meters; Ace climber Sajid Ali Sadpara also made history by climbing Mount Everest solo without using supplemental oxygen

Pakistani climbers Naila Kiani and Nadia Azad engraved their names in the history when they summited successfully Mount Lhotse – world’s fourth highest mountain at 8,516 meters after Mount Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga.

Situated between China and Nepal, Mount Lhotse can be climbed from virtually the same route as the Mount Everest – Earth’s highest mountain located in the Himalayas. It is pertinent to mention here that China–Nepal border runs across summit point on the Mount Lhotse.

Naila Kiani is first mountaineer to ascend Mount Lhotse that consists of three summits

Naila Kiani is the first of the two female mountaineers to ascend Mount Lhotse that consists of three summits. With this accomplishment, Naila Kiani has become the first Pakistani woman to climb the Mount Lhotse and the country’s fastest woman to ascend six peaks higher than 8,000 meters, said Karrar Haidri, secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan.

A mother of two kids, Naila Kiani is a Dubai-based banker and an amateur boxer. She first rose to prominence after images of her wedding shoot at K2 Base Camp in 2018. She summited Gasherbrum-II (8,035m) in 2021, Gasherbrum-I (8,068m), K2 (8611) in July 2022 and Annapurna (8,091m) in 2023. She had climbed the world’s second tallest peak shortly after Samina Baig, who was the first Pakistani woman to achieve the feat.

Pakistani climbers engrave their names in history by scaling Mount Lhotse
Naila Kiani is the first Pakistani woman to climb Mount Lhotse and Pakistan’s fastest woman to ascend six peaks higher than 8,000 meters,

Nadia Azad, a British-Pakistani mountaineer followed in the footsteps of Naila Kiani, becoming the second Pakistani woman to summit world’s fourth highest mountain. She reached at top of the peak soon after ascending the Mount Everest. She had climbed Annapurna in April. She also plans to embark on a daring expedition to Pakistan in June-July, aiming to summit all five 8,000m peaks.

Nadia Azad is second Pakistani woman to summit world’s fourth highest mountain

Pakistan’s ace climber Sajid Ali Sadpara also made history by climbing Mount Everest solo without using supplemental oxygen and taking personal assistance. In a statement, Nepal’s Ambassador to Pakistan Tapas Adhikari congratulated Naila Kiani, Nadia Azad and Sajid Ali Sadpara for successfully ascending Mount Everest.

In April, Shehroze Kashif, Naila Kiani and other climbers of the Seven Summit Treks ascended successfully Annapurna. Born on March 11, 2002, Shehroze Kashif has now become the youngest mountaineer in the world to summit 11 peaks above 8000 meters. He made history by becoming the youngest climber in the world to summit K2 on July 27, 2021.

Shehroze Kashif holds two Guinness World Records for being the youngest to climb K2 and the youngest to climb Broad Peak. He was called ‘The Broad Boy’ after he summited Broad Peak at the age of 17. He started climbing mountains at the age of 11. On May 5, 2022, he became the youngest in the world and the first Pakistani to reach the summit of world’s third-highest peak. On May 16, 2022, he summited the world’s fourth-highest peak.

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