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The world’s 11th highest mountain has been climbed by the first Pakistani woman.

On Friday morning, Naila Kiani, a Pakistani mountaineer based in Dubai, became the first Pakistani woman to summit the world’s 11th highest mountain, Gasherbrum-1, at 8080m.

Naila reached the summit of G-1 around 7:45 a.m. Pakistan time.She texted from her satellite phone, “Summit, Alhamdulilah.”

“Amazing, only three weeks after K2. It was more difficult than K2. Most technical areas have no rope “She continued. This is her third 8,000-meter peak, all within Pakistan, making her the first Pakistani woman to climb three of the world’s fourteen such summits.

Naila, a mother of two, had already climbed Gasherbrum-1, the world’s 13th highest mountain, in 2021 before scaling 8611m, K2, the world’s second tallest mountain, last month.

She had ascended K2 immediately after Samian Baig, Pakistan’s first female climber, and was the second to do so on the same day.Samina has also scaled the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest.

While on her way to scale Gasherbrum-1, Naila tells that because to high wind conditions, G-1, also known as K-5, proved to be more challenging for her than K2.

“It’s much more tough than K2, without a doubt,” she remarked via satellite gadget from C3 before pushing for the ultimate summit.Naila is also the first Pakistani woman to climb K2 and Gasherbrum-1 in a 20-day span.