ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A nine-year-old Pakistani girl has become the youngest to scale the 5,765-metre-high Quz Sar Peak in Pakistan's Shimshal Valley, Hunza, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.
Hailing from Abbottabad, Selena Khawaja in her first detailed interview told Gulf News she has a special love for peaks.
The nine-year-old said she felt great on reaching the summit on Feb 21.
Selena was accompanied by her father, Yousaf Khawaja, expedition guide Wazir Baig, porter Arif Baig and other team members during the expedition. It took them more than 10 days, of which seven were dedicated to the hike.
Selena who has been titled "Mountain Princess" by Pakistan's mountaineer community, has now set her eyes on three peaks: Mingling Sar (6,050 metres), followed by Spantik Peak (7,027 metres) and then the Broad Peak (8,051 metres) which is the 12th highest mountain in the world.
In 2019, when she will be 10, Selena aims to become the youngest girl to reach the top of Mount Everest.
Source: Nam News Network