Naila Kiani of Pakistan has been the first woman from her country to climb Nepal’s 8,091-meter-high Annapurna I.
Kiani, a mother of two and a banker in Dubai, ascended the world’s tenth-tallest mountain between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m. on Monday.
She shared the summit of Annapurna I with Pakistani mountaineer Shahroz Kashif. Two Pakistanis and India’s Arjun Vajpayee were among the six-member team.
Seven Summit Treks, Kiani’s expedition organizers, announced her summit.
She is also the first Pakistani woman to have climbed four 8,000-meter summits.
Naila had previously summited K2, G1, and G2.
Naila also plans to climb Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain, and Lhotse, the world’s fourth tallest mountain, during her current visit to Nepal.
Shehroze has been the world’s youngest mountaineer to summit eleven summits above 8000 meters, according to Alpine Club of Pakistan secretary Karrar Haidri.
He finds it encouraging to watch Pakistani mountaineers breaking new records