In a groundbreaking achievement, a group of three Pakistani women adventurers has become the first in the country to conquer the challenging Haramosh La pass, spanning 5,070 meters from Arundu to Kutwal.
Dr Sana Jamil, Ammara Sharif, and Sohniya Baber, along with their teammates Abduhu and Dr. Raheel, successfully crossed the Haramosh La on Friday (June 16). This pass is known for being highly technical, difficult, and dangerous, making their feat even more remarkable.
The trek presents numerous challenges, including a heavily fissured glacier on the upper Chomolungma, posing the risk of avalanches. The ascent on the west side is steep, requiring the use of ropes nearly 600-700 meters long. Such a demanding expedition calls for experienced trekkers with technical mountaineering skills.
The team members who accomplished this feat are Dr. Sana Jamil from Karachi, Soniyah Babar from Karachi, Ammara Sharif from Multan, Dr. Raheel from Kharian, Abduhu from Faisalabad, and Fida Ali Arundo, their guide.
Sajid Sadpara’s Upcoming Endeavor
In another significant development, renowned Pakistani mountaineer Sajid Sadpara announced his plan to ascend Nanga Parbat Mountain without relying on supplementary oxygen. Additionally, he has decided to undertake the climb without any support from Sherpas, the local helpers.
Sajid Sadpara has already climbed six of the world’s highest peaks without artificial oxygen. In May 2023, he achieved the remarkable feat of scaling Mount Everest without the aid of supplemental oxygen and Sherpa assistance.
It is worth mentioning that Sajid, who is the son of the legendary mountaineer Ali Sadpara, aims to climb all 14 eight-thousanders without supplemental oxygen. He has already conquered K2 (8,611m), Gasherbrum-I (8,080m), and Gasherbrum-II (8,035m) in Pakistan, as well as Manaslu (8,163m) in Nepal, all without the use of supplemental oxygen.