Pakistan Youth Outreach is proudly announcing that this coming winter January 2017 in collaboration of Karakorum Expeditions Pvt Ltd , for the first time in Pakistan mountaineering history national women expedition will be organize to a 6000m Peak “Mingligh Sar” , National women winter expedition will be lead by Pakistan renowned and only female Mountaineer Ms.Samina Baig.
the expedition is planned to 6050m Peak in the Shimshal Pamir region,known “Mingligh Sar” the mountain is a trekking peak, large number of ascents have been made on the peak in the summers,however expedition in the winters its quite challenging.
Ms.Samina Baig is the only Pakistani among men and women who climbed the seven highest Mountains in Seven continents, including Mt.Everest (Asia), Mt.Aconcagua (South America), Mt.Vinson (Alaska), Mt.Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mt.Carstenz Pramid (Oceana), Mt.Denali (Alaska,North America), and Mt.Elrbus (Russia,Europe).
There are total six girls participating one from each, Sindh, Punjab, Baluchistan, KPK, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan. Two extra slots are open for women interested to join the historical expedition. Pakistan women winter expedition is first of its kind in Pakistan outdoor and mountaineering history, there has been no such mountaineering expedition undertaking in the past, and it’s therefore a unique and historical expedition.
Before commencing the expedition,there is a week long extensive basic mountaineering camp at Malangudi Glacier Shimshal, the training is set to guide,educate and train for the said expedition to improve technical ,emotional skills required for the expedition.
Few back girls had embarked on a 6000m peak expedition from Shimshal village however; this expedition encourages women from four provinces of Pakistan, AJK and Gilgit Baltistan.
Ms.Samina Baig main theme of this all women winter expedition is to encourage other young women to embark on serious outdoor sports endeavors, continue the slogan of women empowerment, gender equality and encourage unity amongst the youth /women across Pakistan, taking winter mountaineering as symbolic for breaking barriers and achieving big in our country. Building women confidence and trust in extreme situations, showcasing positive side of Pakistan.
we are extremely delighted share that our women winter expedition has interested foreign women as well, we are welcoming international percipients to join our expedition to raise awareness about gender equality and women empowerment,through this winter expedition we are aiming to send a global women empowerment message,women strength, courage and ,resilience . through international women participants we can showcase positive side of Pakistan .
The expedition is non-sponsored Participants are requested to arrange your own equipment and finance your expedition expenses.
Ms.Samina Baig appeals to corporate sector of Pakistan government and individual to extend supporting hand to encourage the girl’s expedition.
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Samina Baig –Expedition Leader
Samina Baig, hailing from the Shimshal Valley, is the first Pakistani woman who summited Mount Everest in 2013 at the age of 22.Before that, she became the first Pakistani female in history to climb a 6000m, unclimbed peak in the Shimshal Valley. The peak has since been renamed as Samina Peak. Samina Baig became the first Pakistani out of 200M(men & Women) people to summit 7 mountains in 7 continents of the world under the Adventure Diplomacy project under record time of eight months excluding Mt.Everest,the project was designed by her brother Mirza Ali.
1.Komal Uzair– member
i am a small town girl from Pakistan, now living in Dubai for past 6 years. I’ve been working for the past several years in the field of HR after having completed my Masters in HRM from University of Glasgow. Soon after graduation, I started working in UK and lived there for few years before moving to Dubai , and now working with an international Airline as HR Remuneration Manager.
My life is a balance of three areas: family, work and myself. Adventure is a food for my soul, I’d really describe myself as an adventure junkie as I’m always up for some fresh dose of adrenaline in extreme sports, but nothing excites me more than climbing. In my free time I love to go for rock wall climbing and hiking. It has been my lifelong dream & passion to be a professional high altitude climber, and reach at the summits of all 8000m peaks one day. My interest in this field developed from a very young age when I started reading about the pursuits of legendry Pakistani climbers to Everest, K2, Nangaparbat etc. As a young teenage girl, I was always more fascinated to heights, climbing related books & mountains instead of other usual girly interests. Unfortunately there weren’t many opportunities or the right circumstances in the past for women in Pakistan to pursue it as a serious profession (or even as a hobby), but times are changing now, slowly but surely.
My friends ask me why do I want to leave comforts of my home and put myself through so much ‘pain’ (as they call it 🙂 , but I don’t really have any other answer except that “for the love of mountains”. Mountains are majestic yet intimidating as they test your “essence”, you explore what you are quintessentially made of. It’s a very humble experience to see your real worth, to see how insignificant you are compared to these mighty creations of God. The higher you climb, the more grounded you feel.
2. Afia Younas– member
Ariana Dabier Moghaddam– Member (International)
My name is Ariana Dabier Moghaddam. I am an Iranian American woman. I am a teacher and work alongside youth and young adults in the outdoors where I get to be involved with what I am passionate about: youth empowerment and leadership, inter and intra personal skills, the environment and adventure. My journey began with a dream to be able to live my life in a way that invited other women in the world to join me to push their comfort zones and feel like there is nothing they cannot do. I am now so honored to be apart of this all-women’s expedition opportunity who encourage those qualities within me. The mountains are a place that do not discriminate, and is a frontier for the bravery and resiliency in all of us. I cannot think of a better team or place to learn of the kind of mountaineering woman I want to be and I am inspired to give my all in this cause not just for myself, but to perpetuate opportunities for all women to challenge social norms, to organize and unite and to find their power in their passions.
Dr.Siv Heiberg -Member “International”
My name is Siv Heiberg and I am a norwegian doctor. Norway is far north with long snowy winthers. I was born north of the polar circle, sorrounded by lots of mountains. I love the mountains and I have allways been excited to explore them I have been hiking for several years. I am also skiing, and I have tried some ice climbing. I have been in Chamonix, France, for a shorter mountaineering training program. I have never been to Pakistan, but I have seen the stunning pictures of the landscapes and mountains, and I am very excites to be able to explore this area. I have been working as a surgeon in the department of emergency. I hope this experience will be helpfull during stressfull periods in the mountains and make it possible to show girls power I am thrilled to have the opportunity to participate with these amazing pioneers on the first woman winther expedition in Pakistan! I hope this woman empowerment will make it possible for a lot of women to follow their dreams and go to the mountains
note: there are still four slots available get yourself registered!