Pakistani mountaineers Samina Baig and Mirza Ali on Saturday successfully leveled climb on Vinson in Antarctica, according to the Alpine Federation of Pakistan.
The sister-brother mountaineer duo, which hails from Shimshal in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), has been on an eight-month expedition to climb seven summits on seven continents since the end of November 2013.
They effectively ascended the 6,962-metre climb on Aconcagua in Argentina in December 2013 to entire the first leg of their expedition, which aspires to encourage gender equality and worldcalm.
Baig, who very well became the first Pakistani woman to climb climb on Everest in May 2013, and Ali effectively scaled the 4,892-metre Mount Vinson in the planet’s southernmost continent around 1 am PST as part of a five-member group, the Alpine Federation said.
Mount Vinson, furthermore renowned as Vinson Massif, is the highest point in Antarctica, according to US Geological Survey’s website.
“We congratulate Samina Baig and Mirza Ali, and wish that they will complete their mission,” said Karrar Haidri, the Alpine Federation’s press secretary.
Baig and Ali intend to ascend the largest hill on each countries. Together, the seven largest hillson the seven continents are popularly called the ‘Seven Summits’.
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