On Sunday, Naila Kiani, a Pakistani mountaineer, reached the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the second woman from Pakistan to accomplish the feat, after Samina Baig in 2013. Kiani made history by becoming the first non-Nepalese climber to scale Mount Everest this season. The mother-of-two, who is also a boxer and a banker in Dubai, has become the only Pakistani woman to scale five eight-thousanders, including K2, Gasherbrum I and II, and Annapurna I in Nepal.
Kiani is now aiming to climb Lhotse, the fourth tallest mountain in Nepal. She gained prominence in 2018 after her wedding photoshoot at K2 Basecamp went viral on social media.