Sun. Sep 25th, 2022

Sports heroes from Gilgit-Baltistan who made Pakistan proud  

Ashraf Aman

Standing on the left in this pic, Aman has the honor of being the first Pakistani to climb K2

Samina Baig

First Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest

Samina Baig is the first Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest. She is also the only Pakistani to have climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents

Nazir Sabir

The first Pakistani man to climb Mount Everest.

Sabir has also climbed K2 and Broad Peak, among other mountains

Rahim Ullah Baig

Rahim Ullah Baig, an Olympian, won two gold medals, in snowshoeing 4×100-m Relay and in the 800 M events, during the 2012 Special World Winter Games, held in Pyengchang, Korea.

Ahmad Ali

Ahmad Ali (born 16 May 1981) is a Professional Pakistani Boxer (Olympian, Former Asian Champion, SAF Games Gold Medalist, World Military Bronze Medalist)

Rajab Shah & Meherban Shah

Rajab Shah had climbed all five highest peaks of Pakistan. He was a legendary mountaineer of his time.

Hassan Sadpara

He is the first Pakistani to have climbed six eight-thousanders including the world’s highest peak Everest (8848m) besides K2 (8611m), Gasherbrum I (8080m), Gasherbrum II (8034m), Nanga Parbat (8126 m), Broad Peak (8051m).

Col (r) Sher Khan

Colonel (r) Sher Khan has climbed four of Pakistan’s highest peaks, including Nanga Parbat and Rakaposhi. His K2 attempt was unsuccessful, even after crossing the 8,000 meters mark. He also attempted to climb Mount Everest in 1997, but the expedition had to be cancelled midway due to inclement weather.

Nisar Hussain Sadpara

Nisar Hussan, popularly known as Nisar Sadpara, was the youngest Pakistani climber to conquer K2, the world’s second highest peak. He was 23 when he made it to the 8,611 metre-high K2. He also scaled Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum-I, II, Broad Peak, which is 8,047 metres, Spantik and Thu Peak. Nisar was among the few Pakistani climbers to have successfully scaled all the eight-thousanders in Pakistan. He went missing while trying to climb Gasharbrum – I in 2012. He was pronounced dead. He was conferred with President Award for Pride of Performance posthumously.

Muhammad Ali Sadpara

Muhammad Ali Sadpara has climbed five eight thousander peaks in Pakistan. He was the first to reach summit of Nanga Parbat in Winter.

Mirza Ali

Mirza Ali, brother of Samina Baig, is a mountaineer, women rights activist, social worker and photographer. He accompanied Samina Baig on their 7 Continents 7 Summit adventure, as well as on the Everest Expedition. He has climbed several peaks below 7,000 meters of height. He is also the founder of Pakistan Youth Outreach, which promotes adventure sports throughout the country.

Diana Baig

Diana Baig is an all-rounder athlete. She has represented Pakistan internationally as member of the national women’s cricket and football teams.

Wali Sisters

Ifrah and Amna Wali are sisters who have made a name for themselves by excelling in Alpine Skiing. They have represented Pakistan internationally on several occasions, and also won competitions in Pakistan

Pervez Ahmed

Pervez Ahmed made history by winning three silver medals during the recently concluded Special Olympics Winter Games. A patient of Down Syndrom, Pervez competed in snowshowing and won three medals.

Tehmeena and Hameez-ud-Din, siblings, participated in the Winter Games Special Olympics 2017. Tehmeena won a Bronze medal.

Muhammad Karim

Karim made his debut in the 2011 South Asian Winter Games[1] held in India. During 2013/2014 season he participated in FIS events held in Iran and Turkey. His best finishes were 13th in Giant Slalom and 18th in Slalom.  In 2017, he as named to Pakistan’s Asian Winter Games team.

Muhammad Abbas

Uloomi Karim Shaheen

Mixed Martial Arts fighter who has represented Pakistan in various countries. His most famous success was against India’s undefeated fighter Yadwinder Singh.

Malaik-e-Noor

Malaika-e-Noor is vice captain of Pakistan’s Women Football Team.

Javed Karim

Rehmat Karim is a Tae Kwando expert. He has won 7 Gold Medals and various international competitions. He has also won several Silver and Bronze Medals. He leads the Pakistan National Tae Kwando Team.

2 thoughts on “Sports heroes from Gilgit-Baltistan who made Pakistan proud  

  1. Salute to Uloomi Karim, Son of Banker Mr. Karim Shaheen, to attribute his awards to Injured kashmiri brothers og IOK.

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