Islamabad, 20 April 2023 (TDI): The United States (US) Embassy in Islamabad has congratulated Naila Kiani on her historic achievement of becoming the first Pakistani woman to successfully summit Annapurna I in Nepal, the 10th highest mountain in the world.

Kiani accomplished this remarkable feat alongside Shahroze Kashif, the youngest Pakistani mountaineer to reach the summit.

This achievement marks another major milestone in Naila Kiani’s already impressive mountaineering career.  For the record, she also became the first Pakistani woman to summit three peaks above 8,000 metres in August last year.

According to reports, Kiani achieved this feat earlier in the morning, despite extreme weather conditions between the C2 and C3 points.

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To mention, Naila Kiani is a Dubai-based banker and mother who had no background in mountaineering before she embarked on this journey.

In 2022, Kiani also became one of the first two women to climb K2, the second-highest peak in the world, in her very first attempt. Prior to that, she had already ascended Gasherbrum-II, the world’s 13th-highest mountain, in 2021.

Moreover, Kiani’s achievements are truly remarkable, and they reflect her dedication, courage, and resilience in the face of extreme challenges. Her climb of Annapurna I is particularly significant as it demonstrates her exceptional skill and ability as a mountaineer.

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As a daughter, wife, and mother, Kiani is an inspiration to many women around the world, showing that anything is possible if one sets their mind to it.

Thus, her accomplishments serve as a reminder that Pakistani women are capable of achieving great things and breaking barriers, regardless of the obstacles they face.

The entire nation of Pakistan is proud of Naila Kiani and her achievements, which are a source of inspiration and motivation for the next generation of mountaineers.

In a nutshell, Kiani has shown that with hard work, determination, and perseverance, one can overcome even the most daunting challenges and reach the summit of success.

Congratulations to Naila Kiani on this historic achievement!

She has made Pakistan proud, and her accomplishments will undoubtedly inspire many others to pursue their dreams with passion and dedication.