Mirza Ali is a professional mountaineer, adventure filmmaker/photographer, public speaker, and promoter of outdoor education and adventure sports from the Hunza/Shimshal Valley in the Karakorum frontier of Pakistan. After Everest expedition for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, he was the driving force behind the 7 Summits 7 Continents project. Mirza is providing training and organizing expeditions for students of various schools, colleges and universities, of Pakistan putting his entire effort to bring mountaineering as sports in Pakistan.
Samina Baig, hailing from the Shimshal Valley, is the first Pakistani woman who summited Mount Everest. Before that, she became the first Pakistani female in history to climb a 6400m, unclimbed peak in the Shimshal Valley. The peak has since been renamed as Samina Peak. She also climbed 7 mountains on 7 continents of the world under the Adventure Diplomacy project designed by her brother Mirza Ali.
Mountaineer & Trainer
Arshad Karim is a youth activist from the same valley as Mirza Ali, the Shimshal Valley, situated in the extreme northeast of Pakistan and in the heart of the massive Karakorum mountain range. For several years, Mr, Arshad has been advocating for youth and women empowerment.