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Samina and Mirza climb Carstensz Pyramid, Indonesia’s highest peak

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Islamabad, March 19: Samina Baig and Mirza Ali, the sibling mountaineers from Pakistan, have reached the summit of Carstensz Pyramid. At 16,024-foot (4,884-meter), the Pyramid is Indonesia’s highest peak. It is also known as the Puncak Jaya, Puncak Jaya Kesuma, and Jaya Kesuma.

Samina Baig and Mirza Ali are on a mission to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents.

“We are so thankful to have made it to the top today after six hours of hard climbing. It feels really great to be here!

Samina & Mirza

After a six hour long, grueling climb, the siblings jointly hoisted the Pakistani flag on top of the mountain this morning at 4:40am PST. This is the fourth of the seven summits the siblings will climb to promote gender equality, youth development and women empowerment. As they near the end of their journey, they also come closer to becoming the only siblings in the world to have accomplished this feat together.

This initiative is being strongly supported by the Embassies of Republic of Argentina, Republic of Indonesia, Nepal, Russian Federation, United States of America and Serena Hotels.

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