Samina Baig becomes the first Pakistani woman to climb the Mount Everest

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Gulmit, May 19: Samina Khayal Baig, a 21 year old mountaineer from the Shimshal Valley of Gojal (upper Hunza) created history today by becoming the only Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, according to media reports.

She, along with her 29 year old brother Mirza Ali, was part of a team that scaled the highest peak of the world in Nepal on Sunday.

According to renowned Indian newspaper, the Hindu, “Nepal Mountaineering Department official confirmed their feat, saying 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 Mt. Everest and a neighbouring mountain.

Ms. Baig (22), a native of Shimshal village deep in the Karakorum range in Upper Hunza, was accompanied by her brother and guide Mirza Ali (29) on the climb. The attempt began as an event to commemorate the first successful expedition to Mt. Everest, on May 29, 1963, by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.”

Mirza became Pakistan’s youngest male mountaineer to climb Everest. The first man from Pakistan to climb Mount Everest was Nazir Sabir from Hunza Valley while the second was Hassan Sadpara from Skardu, Baltistan.

All of the climbers of Pakistan to summit Mount Everest belong to Gilgit-Baltistan.

The news of successful summit has charged the people across Pakistan with a new zeal and happiness. The social media and the mainstream media are abuzz with the news of the huge success.

In their native village, Shimshal, the local people exchanged greetings and celebrated the success in the traditional way, by thanking the Almighty and rejoicing.

A wave of celebrations have erupted in different parts of Gilgit-Baltistan, particularly in Hunza Valley, where people have lauded Samina Baig and Mirza Ali for winning honor for the region and the country.

Mirza Ali and his sister Samina Baig were part of an expedition that aimed to promote gender equality in Pakistan and in other parts of the world.

  1. Weldon and congratulation ….. Daughter of Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan !!!

  2. Samina Baig and Mirza ali Brother and sister
    To concurred Mount Everest Nepal world highest mountain The first ever a Pakistani woman.it is a moment of pride for all of us, Congratulations samina & Mirza Ali for this landmark achievement
    you made History for the community For Gojal and for Pakistan.

  3. A successful woman takes the bricks the devil throws at her and uses them to lay a firm foundation!

    • Khalid Sb., you have really said it wonerfully well and all our females should take the lesson.

  4. Samina and her brother show the world the potential of youth in Pakistan. For the people of GB, it is indeed a proud moment

  5. My heartiest congratulations to Samina Baig and Mirza Ali! We are just back from our tour in Upper Hunza and from a short visit to Shimshal. How I wished we could have celebrate this great victory with your families and the people of Shimshal. From the bottom of my heart I wish you both best of luck and hope for you that many more great successes will follow. I’m sure your families are happy and proud about your great achievement and your reputation will go far beyond the borders of Pakistan. I wish you a safe return to your loved ones back home and remain with my warmest regards and wishes for both of you and your families.

  6. Congratulations to Samina Baig and Mirza Ali, we all have proud on you, keep up your efforts and move ahead.

  7. congrts ur the fortune of GB and ,,,,,,Pak…proud of u…hats off for u….v the GBians must realize the potential and strength hidden in us..plz give us our legitimate right Pakistan…we are for U

  8. Many congratulation to you both and you family on this great achievement.Both you have earned a good name and status of GBIANS like Nazir sabir and Ashraf aman.Samina other female should learn a lesson to how the females are powerful. They can cope the highest destination as you conquered the Mt. Everest.
    Really All GBIANS are pride to you both especially TO Samina that you recorded a history in the expedition campaign.
    Our best wishes and prayers are with you for your future endeavour. Please play you role to develop the dis hearted females towards their destination at any level in GB.

  9. Congrates! Hats off to Gilgiti brother and sister…Its a moment of pride for all of us.

  10. Sehra Ki Tamarat Ka Udata Hai Mazaq,,
    Mosam Ke Mazalim Ka Udata Hai Mazaq,,
    Haan Rang Phuni Phail Ke Uncha Ho Kar,,
    Mosam Ke Mazalim Ka Udata Hai Mazaq..

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  12. Congratulations Samina and Mirza Ali for the wounder-full achievement, for Pakistan!!!

    Saleem Shah
    Bahrain

  13. Great news, congratulations to Samina and her brother Mirza Ali !!!
    They are so young, but already so strong, the whole mountainering community should be proud for those two heroes and their supporting team that helped them reach the top of the world.

    My dear friends in Hunza, I’m looking forward coming back some day in your wonderfull area.

    • Samina and Mirza did it for a gender balanced humanity, beyond all borders, including the country, region, village, and off course their community and family….

  14. Congratulations to Samina and her brother on this great achievement.
    Samina is a role model for all young women who wants to achieve something. Hats off to Samina Baig !!!

  15. Great job Samina, shimshali brave people have potecail to record the history, God bless you
    karim

  16. Good News……. Congratulations…….People of Hunza and Ismaili Muslim Community proud of you for the first Islamic Women Samina Baig and her brother Mr. Mirza Ali, First youngest Man over all the world on successful climbing of Everest summit……

  17. Proud on you both<, you set the example for the rest of world that God create man and woman from single soul and there is no any difference in man and woman ….

  18. congratulation to samina Baig and her brother for their big achievement………………

  19. Congratulations Samina Baig & Mirza Ali.. You guys are proud of Pakistan. This struggling nation needs gems like you. You are real Pakistan :)
    I heartily congratulate your family and loving people of Gilgit Baltistan for this marvelous success.. May ALLAH bless this land with peace and love. Ameen

  20. Great acheivement. Congrats Samina and Ali. Samina deserves true appriciation but her brother has demonstrated a new example of encouraging/ supporting sister at that level which is most time missing in our part of the world.

  21. Hats off to Samina and Mirza Ali. Your success is a real demonstration of human capability of achieving excellence. A moment of pride and humility for being part of Nature’s best harmonization. My best wishes and prayers for your future endeavours on conquering Nature’s tough challenges.

  22. Congratulations to Samina and Miraza. We join your friends and family to celebrate this wonderful achievement…you added to this nations accomplishments, indeed.

    We suggest various tourism fora and clubs to celebrate this occasion with a meaningful purpose, so that the diminishing sector of tourism, more specifically the mountaineering and expedition could revive in the region and make the government realize to give much needed attention and resources, which has the potential to earn more than 15% of global revenues in the sector. Mr. Nazir Sabir, a seasoned mountaineer and the 1st Pakistani to summit the ME, may initiate.

  23. My heartiest congratulations to Samina Baig and Mirza Ali! From the bottom of my heart and family members, Zahida Safdar, Samina Safdar, Tahira, Shahina, Karim Ahmed Khan, Abdullah Khan and sweet Hania doughter of Samina wish you both best of luck and hope for you that many more great successes will follow. I’m sure your families are happy and proud about your great achievement and your reputation will go far beyond the borders of Pakistan. I wish you a safe return to your loved ones back home and remain with my warmest regards and wishes for both of you and your families. Raja Safdar Khan

  24. Congratultion Samina Baig & Mirza Ali for ur great achievement. u have made us proud God bless u always

  25. Our heart-felt congratulations to Samina Baig and Mirza Ali on their brother-sister ascent of Everest! It’s a first for Shimshal (and a second!), for a Pakistani woman, and for the youngest Pakistani male. You have made your family, all of Shimshal, GB-ians, and Pakistan so very proud. The possibilities for your futures are limitless and we wish you every future success :-)

  26. Many many congratulation to u and ur family also. u brother and sister made history and we dont have words to explain it.
    how many difficulties u have faced on the mount and before starting it no body knows but u just ignored all the things and made us proud . once again very very congrates

  27. Dear Samina and Ali,

    Its indeed a great news to the Nation of Pakistan that there are people who can meet the challenges any time, you both are the best example for the country to conquer EVERST below the age of 30. We are proud of you and wish you Good LUCK to continue the same mission with pride in the future

    Keep it up,

    BRAVO

    TULLAH KHAN

  28. Samina; a daughter to be proud-of, talents speaks, you made the people of Huzza, GB and Pakistan proud & happy.
    Many many Congratulations, a movement to rejoice, well done and keep it up both sister & brother.

    Aziz Hayat
    Toronto- Canada

  29. Bravo :
    great job gojalis proud of you both …god bless you in every step of life in future .

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