Pakistan National Women Expedition to Passu peak 7284m Pakistan ,National ,women ,Expedition
Pakistan Youth Outreach is proudly announcing that this coming Summer 2017, from July 15th-August 15th, in collaboration with Karakorum Expeditions Pvt. Ltd., for the first time in Pakistan mountaineering history a national women expedition team has been formed those who will attempt Mt. Everest in 2018. The preparatory/training expedition is going to be organized to a 7000m Peak “Passu Peak 7478m”. National women expedition will be led by Pakistan women adventure pioneer Mr. Mirza Ali and only female Mountaineer Ms. Samina Baig.
The expedition is planned to a 7478m high Passu Peak in the Karakorum, Mustagh region in the Hunza, Passu valley. The mountain is a strenuous climb and only a few expeditions have attempted the peak. It was a remarkable achievement when Iranian National women expedition team climbed the peak.
Earlier Pakistan Youth outreach organized a week long mountaineering training camp which was followed by the first ascent of Koh-e-Zamiston 5600m in winters. This expedition was also part of the training expeditions for Mt. Everest 2018.
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. Elbrus (Russia, Europe). She climbed the peak with her brother Mirza Ali, the pioneer of women adventure in Pakistan.
Mr. Mirza Ali is a professional mountain guide, pioneer of women mountaineering and winter tourism, unique sports. Mr. Ali has been working in outdoor sports for the past 11 years and was the one responsible for organizing fifteen expeditions for his sister, in seven continents. He organized seven consecutive mountaineering camps since 2010, trained up to 200 youth, boys and girls, provided opportunity for more than thousands of youth in various sports. Mr. Ali aims to encourage and provide opportunity for other girls to stand on top of Mt. Everest similar to the opportunity that he provided for his own sister.
There are total of six girls participating in the upcoming expedition. One from each, Sindh, Punjab, Baluchistan, KPK, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan. Two extra slots are open for women interested to join the historic expedition. Pakistan women expedition is first of its kind in Pakistan outdoor and mountaineering history, there has been no such mountaineering expedition undertaking in the past to a 7000m peaks except that of Mr. Mirza and Ms. Samina Baig and it is therefore a unique and historic expedition.
Before commencing the expedition there will be extensive training on Passu Glacier around the base of the peak. The training is set to guide, educate and train for the said expedition and to improve technical and emotional skills required for the expedition.
The theme of this all women expedition team for Mount Everest 2018 is to encourage other young women to embark in 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 to share that our women winter expedition had interested foreign women as well and we are welcoming international participants to join our summer expedition to raise awareness about gender equality and women empowerment. Through this expedition we are aiming to send a global women empowerment message, women strength, courage and, resilience. More international women participants would help us showcase positive side of Pakistan.
The expedition is non-sponsored Participants are requested to arrange your own equipment and finance your expedition expenses.
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