This Badass Pakistani Woman Cycled A 6000-Meter High Mountain And Then Named It After Herself

By Hurmat Riaz | 27 May, 2017

This Pakistani woman just proved that women in Pakistan, though generally regarded as pressurized, fragile and the lower gender; are badass nonetheless.  Women in Pakistan have overcome so many odds, and proven themselves over and over again.

We have Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Samina Baig, Nighat Dad, Sabeen Mehmud (Late), Maria Toorpakay Wazir, and how can we forget our very own Aunty Gormint. They are adventurers, risk takers, travelers, who are defying societal and patriarchal norms.


And this strong mountaineer just proved she is one of the fiercest people, man or woman.

She cycled to the top of a mountain that was declared unconquerable by many trekkers and mountaineers.



This badass lady has not only climbed to the top of a mountain, she cycled to the peak.

Samar Khan, originally hailing from Lower Dir, KPK,  is a 25 year old who rode her bicycle to the 6250-meter-high virgin peak in Arandu near Skardu in Gilgit-Baltistan, according to Pamir Times.



Samar is a resident of Islamabad and this isn’t the first time she has been cycling on top of mountains and glaciers

Last year Samar cycled on the Biafor Glacier and she traveled all the way from Islamabad to Khunjerab and Skardu for it, on her bicycle.



After the summit was completed, she named the peak, ‘Samar Peak’. How bout’ dah?

According to Pamir Times, the young mountaineer arrived in Skardu on May 14 to summit the Burbuncho peak. She was accompanied by local mountaineers Ali Ahmed Khan and Taqi Sarwar. The team started the climb from Shigar Arandu on May 17. From Skardu to Arandu, the base camp of Burbucho peak, Samar Khan travelled on bicycle. The team completed climbing the peak in six days. After the successful summit, the team members arrived in Skardu on Thursday.

It took Samar and her group 14 hours straight to reach the peak and get back to their base camp.


Samar is literally the first person to do this and that is why she’s a boss lady.

Like, how many of us can claim that a mountain was named after us?



Samar’s adventures are actually goals and she is a very keen proponent of travel and adventure opportunities in Gilgit-Baltistan region, and Pakistan, as a whole.


You go girl! Keep inspiring us so that we can conquer our day to day fears kyun ke



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