Esteemed mountaineer Naila Kiani became the first Pakistani woman to summit the 8,163-metre-tall mountain Manaslu Peak the world’s eighth-highest peak.
Naila scaled the peak on September 21, followed by Shehroze Kashif who reclimbed the Manaslu peak in Nepal to officially become the world’s youngest climber to conquer 12 peaks above 8,000 meters.
The mountaineering girl who gained several world records started the push on Wednesday and conquered the peak today at 7:15 am morning. With her latest feat, she completed nine 8 thousanders.
The mother of two aims to summit two more peaks located in China this year as she wants to advance the mountaineering journey by completing all 14 peaks above 8,000 meters.
Previously, she summited Gasherbrum-II (8,035m) in 2021 and ascended Gasherbrum-I (8,068m), K2, and Annapurna peaks. Kiani had also climbed the world’s second-tallest peak K2.
Earlier in 2023, Naila became the second Pakistani woman to summit the mighty Everest, the highest peak in the world at 8,849m above sea level.