For the first time, more than 100 climbers sumitted K2 — the world’s second highest peak — in a single day.
They included female mountaineers from Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Oman creating history by becoming the first-ever woman of their respective country to reach the top of 8,611-metre K2.
In all, 18 Pakistanis, including many from Gilgit-Biltistan, scaled the K2 summit on the same day.
Several other climbers from various countries, including women from Pakistan, Oman, Lebanon, Iran, Taiwan and Bangladesh submited the peak on July 22.
Pakistan’s 31-year-old climber Samina Baig submitted the peak along with other members of her team. She had already scaled Mount Everest in 2013 while Naila Kiani, who had scaled Gasherbrum-II only last year, submited K2 peak.
Also, 29-year-old Grace Tseng has become the youngest female climber to scale K2 without supplemental oxygen and the first Taiwanese ever to reach the Savage Mountain.