Samina Khayal Baig is a Pakistani high-altitude mountaineer. She is the only Pakistani woman and the third Pakistani to climb Mount Everest. She is also the youngest Muslim woman to climb Everest, having done so at the age of 21.
Samina is also the first Pakistani woman and the first Muslim to climb the seven summits.She was the first to climb the peak Chashkin Sar (above 6,000 meters) in Pakistan in 2010, which was later renamed Samina Peak after her.She reached the summit of ‘Koh-i-Brobar’ (‘Mount Equality’) in 2011.An attempt at the seven kilometre high Spantik Peak ended in failure for Baig, due to adverse weather conditions.
Samina Baig became the first Pakistani woman and the third Pakistani to climb Mount Everest on 19 May 2013.She was joined by Indian twin girls Tashi and Nungshi Malik in climbing Mount Everest and they together perched national flags of India and Pakistan side-by-side atop the peak,to spread a message of Indo-Pakistani friendship and peace. In an interview with her brother before the ascent; Baig also stated that the expedition was a demonstration of gender equality. Samina’s Brother Mirza Ali, approximately 248m short from the summit of Everest, let his sister go to the summit on her own without his support ,to give message of Women empowerment in Pakistan.