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Climbs world’s seven highest peaks

Pakistani woman climbs world’s seven highest peaks

Samina Baig. Photo: NewsweekPakistan

The Times of India IANS | Jul 27, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Samina Baig became the first Pakistani woman to climb seven highest peaks in seven continents in under eight months, media reported on Sunday.

Baig, 23, has completed the challenge of climbing seven of the highest mountains around the world, including Mount Everest which she scaled in May 2013, Dawn online reported.

Baig accompanied by her brother Mirza Ali, flew out to Russia, after Alaska, where they went on to scale the highest mountain in Europe, Mt Elbrus in Russia, which is 5,642 metres tall, bringing their "Seven Summits" adventure to an end.

Baig was part of an adventure diplomacy mission, funded by passionate climbers outside Pakistan, a few embassies in Islamabad, with no support from the Pakistan government.

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