A woman can be completely unstoppable after she realizes how much she is worth
Naila Kiani, an amateur boxer, mother of two and a banker successfully summited Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world at 8,894m above sea level. She became the second woman from Pakistan to ascend the highest peak. It was earlier achieved by Samina Baig, a mountaineer back in 2013.
Mountaineer Sajid Ali Sadpara also made history by becoming the first Pakistani to summit Mount Everest without the aid of supplemental oxygen or high-altitude porters.
Coming back to Naila Kiani’s marvelous achievement, last year she was also the first woman from Pakistan to climb Mount Annapurna 1, the tenth-highest mountain in the world located in Nepal’s Gandaki province. This year, the achiever shared her sentiments by saying;
“There is no better feeling than being on top of the mountain, holding the flag of your country, and making the whole nation proud.”
The young mountaineer talked about her experience and how thrilled she was to have reached yet another long-awaited goal that had been on her bucket list for a very long time.
She thanked the BARD Foundation for helping to finance her successful Everest expedition and for its support.
Naila recently conquered K2 on her first attempt and also scaled Pakistan’s Gasherbrum I and II. And now she is the second Pakistani woman mountaineer to successfully summit Mount Everest, adding another feather to her cap.
But she won’t be stopping anytime soon because she hopes to climb more eight-thousanders in the future. During her current trip to Nepal, she now plans to climb Lhotse, the fourth-tallest mountain in the world, which is 8,516 meters high.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif congratulated Naila and said she had made Pakistan proud in a tweet.
“She has strengthened the idea that our women are capable of achieving anything through her passion for mountaineering and incredible accomplishments to her credit. Best wishes for her future plans and my sincere congratulations to her, he added.
The managing director of BARD Foundation, Mehreen Dawood said,
“Naila’s boundless enthusiasm has always inspired us. She stands as a shining example and serves as a gateway for all the women who work diligently to achieve their dreams,”
“BARD Foundation takes immense pride in its longstanding association with Naila. Each of her achievements fills us with profound pride and joy. As she continues to scale new horizons, she has our constant support every step of the way.” Mehreen added.
Who needs superheroes, when we have these inspirational creatures? Congratulations, Naila! Your success is proof of the human spirit. In this sinking time, Pakistan is really proud and glad to hear some good news.