10 Year Old Pakistani Girl Becomes World’s First to Peak a 7000m Mountain

A 10-year-old girl from Pakistan, Selena Khawaja, who is known as the Mountain Princess has successfully scaled Spantik Peak on Wednesday. By doing so, she has become the youngest ever mountaineer to summit a 7000-er.

The prodigy already holds the record of summiting 5,000 and 6,000-meter peaks. In June this year, she scaled Mingli Sar (6050m) whereas in 2018 she made headlines when she climbed 5,765-metre Quz Sar Peak. No person younger than her has achieved these milestones ever in mountaineering history.

After making the climb to Mingli Sar, she requested for sponsorship for scaling Spantik Peak in July via her Twitter.

Following her successful summit of the Quz Sar Peak, she had a message for the fellow Pakistanis:

Aim high, work hard and achieve your goals.

The young mountaineer has now set her eyes on (Broad Peak 8,047 meters) and if she is able to successfully scale the peak, she will be youngest to climb an 8000-er.

Earlier, she had said that she aspires to summit the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest (8,848 meters) in 2019.

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  • Who allowed this 10 year old girl to climb mountain, what stupid and idiot parents. ALLAH sent us in this world to worship him not to chase fame and materialistic stuff. Bad parenting I would say. I request the govt. to ban mountain climbing for everyone including adult as well, so many people lost their lives due to this stupidity. No wonder we are living in the daur-e-jahilia.


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