Muscat, 25 July 2022 (TDI): Omani female climber, Nadhira al Harthy, becomes the first ever woman mountaineer from Oman to reach the top of K2 mountain, Pakistan, the second highest peak in the world.

Nadhira al Harthy was amongst the 100 climbers who embarked on the K2 Summit. The climber reached the top of 8,611 meters high K2 on Sunday.

Al Harthy is both the first ever climber and first ever female climber to raise the flag of Oman on the second highest mountain peak in her country, making history.

Oman’s Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, also congratulated the climber in a tweet.

In a tweet, Nadhira also mentioned that the peak of Mount K2 is classified as the toughest and most dangerous in the world.

Previous achievements 

In 2021, Nadhira became the first Arab woman to have climbed Mount Ama Dablam in the Himalayas. The 6,812 meters high mount in Nepal is considered one of the world’s most spectacular yet dangerous mountain peaks.

Moreover, in 2019, she became the first Omani woman to have climbed Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak on Earth. Her feat and contribution to the National Pride were publically celebrated across Oman on 23 May 2019.

In a statement, she said that her inspiration to climb Mount Everest came in 2017 from the late Khalid Al Siaby. Al Siaby was the first Omani man to climb the world’s highest peak from his country.

In addition, Nadhira has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. Mount Kilimanjaro is also considered as 4th highest mountain top in the world.

Nadhira, on her website, says, “Your nationality doesn’t matter. Neither does your gender or your circumstance. My hijab was never an obstacle for me. I believe the only obstacle we face are challenges that come from a weakness we have within.”

“If we work on strengthening our minds we can do anything”, the climber added.

Pakistani mountaineer Samina Baig also achieved a similar feat this week. She became the first Pakistani woman to reach the heights of K2.