Two Pakistani women scale Lhotsev
GILGIT: On Tuesday, two Pakistani women hikers shocked the mountaineering world by reaching the top of Lhotse, the world’s fourth-highest peak at 8,516 meters in Nepal. This brought honor to their country.
The success by Naila Kiani and Nadia Azad comes just two days after they reached the top of Mount Everest, the highest peak.
They are the first two women from Pakistan to reach the top of the mountain.
Also, Naila Kiani had already climbed Annapurna peak in Nepal this season.
She was the first person who wasn’t from Nepal to climb Mount Everest this season.
Karrar Haideri, the general secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, says that Ms. Kiani is the first woman from Pakistan to climb Lhotse and the first woman from the country to climb six out of the 14 peaks that are 8,000 meters above sea level.
Imagine Nepal says that Naila Kiani and her Nepalese partner, Pasang Temba Sherpa, reached the top of Lhotse at 8:13 a.m. local time on Tuesday.
Before her latest successes, Naila had already climbed K2, Gasherbrum I, and Gasherbrum II, all in Pakistan.
She works as a banker in Dubai, where she lives with her two children. She is also a wrestler who does it for fun.
Mingma G, the head of Imagine Nepal and a well-known climber from Nepal, told Naila how proud he was of her.
One more thing Pakistan has done
Also on Tuesday, Nadia Azad, a British resident who was born in Pakistan, climbed Lhotse. Sunday, she, too, reached the top of Mount Everest.
This season, Nadia has already climbed three hills that are more than 8,000 meters high. Annapurna, which she reached on April 15, was the third peak she climbed.
This season, Nadia Azad wants to climb all five of Pakistan’s peaks that are over 8,000 meters high.