Uzma Yousaf, First Pakistani Woman, Climbs Spanitik Peak


Uzma Yousaf becomes the first Pakistani woman to climb Spanitik Peak.

Spanitik Peak

Confirmed by ACP spokesperson, Uzma Yousaf is the first Pakistani woman to reach the top of 7,027 meters Spanitik Peak. It is in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Uzma successfully summited the Spanitik Peak on Wednesday as reported by the Alpine Club of Pakistan. Despite the steady ascent and scantiness of potential dangers, Spanitik Peak is one of the most challenging peaks to summit. It stands nearly as tall as 7,000 meters. The spokesperson for ACP mentions that the mountain is not easy as it is standing as tall as 8,000 meters.

He said, “With this accomplishment, Uzma Yousaf is also the first Pakistani woman to summit any 7,000-meter peak in Pakistan.”

Before Uzma Yousaf, in 2012 by a group of 12 members of Pakistan-China friendship expedition climbed it. Colonel retired Abdul Jabbar Bhatti was leading it. Lying in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, “Golden Peak” is the other name of it. Spanitik Peak is hard to summit for a number of reasons. For example, the trekking stretch has sharp rocks with a 40-degree incline. This makes it next to impossible to climb without using ropes. At night, the temperature falls 30 degrees below zero and heavy winds make the experience more bizarre and challenging.

Foreign Climbers Visiting Pakistan

The northern region of Pakistan serves as the major touring spot of Pakistan attracting both Local and foreign tourist. The high mountains attract hundreds of climbers every year. According to the Alpine Club of Pakistan, there’s a steady increase in the number of foreign mountaineers. Vanessa O’Brien who became the first American woman to scale K2 is the recent one. Other climbers also include the Spanish climber Oscar Cadiach. He successfully achieved his aim of scaling 14 peaks standing taller than 8,000 meters. French climbers also skiing down the Gasherbrum.

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