Home to 5 of the world’s largest peaks; Pakistan aims to attract thousands of international climbers 

Home to 5 of the world’s largest peaks; Pakistan aims to attract thousands of international climbers 

June 27, 2022 0

What happened: A recent report by Dawn states that nearly 1400 mountaineers belonging to different countries are hinting at coming to Pakistan in a bid to summit the peaks. The mountaineers will also include the first female Arab climber, as “they are expected to scale some of the world’s highest peaks located in Gilgit-Baltistan this year.” 

Details: Previously, in 2021, 550 climbers came to Pakistan, whereas this time, more climbers are expected to return to the country. At the same time, Dawn quotes, “Gilgit-Baltistan tourism department had already issued 700 permits to international climbers, and as many were expected to be issued this summer.” 

More: Being home to five of the world’s largest 14 eight-thousanders, Pakistan is also home to the second-highest peak, K-2 and Nanga Parbat. Other than the international climbers, this time, nearly 40 Pakistani mountaineers would also be in the group to summit the peaks, including “Sajid Ali Sadpara, Sirbaz Khan, Abdul Joshi, Shheroze Kashi, Samina Baig and Naila Kiani.” 

Rana Abdullah Hammad
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