Pakistani cyclist becomes first woman to scale Africa’s highest mountain
A young girl from Pakistan’s northern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has achieved the feat of becoming the first woman in the world to scale Africa’s highest mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro, on bicycle.
Samar Khan, a cyclist from Dir, was sponsored by Pakistan Army for her participation in the mountain cycling event in Tanzania.
Khan, who has cycled on glaciers in Karakoram range, scaled 5895-meter Mount Kilimanjaro on Thursday. She was awarded by Tanzania’s Tourism department.
She is also the first woman in the world to have cycled on the 4,500-metre-high Biafo glacier in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Khan, a Master’s degree holder in physics, enjoys paragliding, trekking, and mountain climbing in addition to cycling, which she has a penchant for.
She is also the first female in history to summit 6000+ meter high Virgin Peak; with the successful attempt of cycling.