First Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest

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As it is for every serious mountaineering aficionado, reaching the summit of Everest, the world’s highest mountain at 29,029 feet, was a dream. But for Samina Baig, 25, who hails from remote Shimshal village in Pakistan’s Upper Hunza Valley, there was something more.As the first Pakistani female to reach the top of Everest, she would be sending a message to fellow citizens in a country sometimes criticized for its subjugation of women and where, in the most commonly known example, a teenager named Malala Yousafzai was shot by Taliban extremists in 2012 for demanding that girls be allowed to receive an education.

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