Nine-year-old ‘Mountain’s princess’ scales 5-000 metre peak in Hunza

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Nine-year-old ‘Mountain’s princess’ scales 5-000 metre peak in Hunza

Abbottabad: A nine-year-old girl, hailing from Abbottabad, become the youngest to scale the 5,765-metre-high Quz Sar Peak in Shimshal Valley, Hunza.

The nine-year-old said she felt great on reaching the summit on Feb 21. Pakistan’s mountaineer community has warmly welcomed the feat and christened her the “Mountain Princess.”

Delighted at her achievement, Selena has now set her eyes on three peaks: Mingling Sar (6,050 metres), followed by Spantik Peak (7,027 metres) and then the Broad Peak (8,051 metres) which is the 12th highest mountain in the world.

Selena with her father

Selena is a student of grade 5 with a passion for outdoor activities.

On her latest triumph, Selena was accompanied by her father Yousaf Khawaja and expedition guide Wazir Baig, porter Arif Baig and other team members. The expedition took more than 10 days, out of which 7 were dedicated to the hike.

Selena’s father has provided fitness equipment in the house to train her daughter. While talking to ARY, he said, “I feel so proud of my daughter’s achievement”.

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