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Breaking barriers: Naila Kiani becomes first Pakistani woman to climb world’s 10th highest peak

Naila Kiani has successfully climbed the 8,091m high Annapurna I in Nepal. She was accompanied by Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif and four other members, including India’s Arjun Vajpayee.

Naila Kiani has become the first Pakistani woman to climb the world’s 10th-highest mountain. This is a proud moment for Pakistan and the women of the country.

According to the details, Naila Kiani has successfully climbed the 8,091m high Annapurna I in Nepal. She was accompanied by Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif and four other members, including India’s Arjun Vajpayee.

Naila Kiani achieved the incredible climb on Monday morning between 6:30 am to 7:00 am and her latest success was announced by her expedition organizers, Seven Summit Treks.

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Pertinent to mention here that the majestic Annapurna I is among the deadliest mountains on Earth with a high fatality rate.

Naila Kiani, who is a mother of two and a banker in Dubai, is an accomplished climber and previously scaled K2, G1 and G2, making her the first Pakistani to scale four peaks of over 8,000m. She is also a trained boxer and an adventure enthusiast and was presented with the award by the President of Pakistan in 2021 to acknowledge her great achievements and contributions towards mountaineering.

Naila Kiani is a true symbol of empowered, strong, and resilient female athletes in the country. She continues to inspire global competitiveness among Pakistani women, while also propagating gender equality across the world.

Her dedication and passion for mountaineering have made her a role model for young women in Pakistan and around the world. Her remarkable achievements serve as a testament to her resilience, strength, and determination to conquer some of the world’s most challenging peaks.

After climbing the daunting four peaks, Naila Kiani has set her sights on two more challenging mountains – Mt Everest, the world’s highest peak, and Lhotse, which stands at a towering height of 8,516m.

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