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Pakistani mountaineer Samina Baig gets hit with a rock during K2 expedition

Prolific Pakistani mountaineer Samina Baig was injured when a rock hit her, whilst she was climbing K2.

Samina Baig was the third Pakistani to climb Mount Everest and the only Pakistani woman ever to achieve the feat. The Pakistani mountaineer is these days on the quest to conquer the towering K2 this summer. However, Baig was injured whilst climbing as a rock hit her. Photographs of Samina Baig being tended to by a medical assistant were also seen, as the mountaineer seemed to recuperate.

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Samina Baig has her eyes set on conquering K2 this summer

K2, also known as Chhogori/Qogir, Ketu/Kechu, and Mount Godwin-Austen, is the second highest mountain in the world at 8,611 metres, after Mount Everest. Being a professional climber since 2009, Samina has always been fond of climbing. She has been a professional climber since 2009 and has been employed as a mountain guide and expedition leader in the Hindu Kush and the peaks of Karakoram.

On 19th May 2013, Samina Baig made headlines when she climbed atop Mount Everest on 19th May 2013 with Indian twin girls  Tashi and Nungshi Malik. It was a historic moment for the world to witness when they planted the national flags of their countries India and Pakistan side by side, atop Mount Everest. Her brother Mirza Ali also frequently accompanies her on her climbing expeditions.

 

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