Naila Kiani scales Mount Lhotse

She recently climbed Mount Everest as well

May 16, 2023
Lhotse is Naila's 6th climb of over 8000m — Facebook/NailaKiani

Pakistan's female mountaineer Naila Kiani added another feather to her cap on Tuesday morning when she successfully scaled Mount Lhotse in Nepal.

Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8,516 metres, after Mount Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga.

This comes within two days of her summit of world's highest mountain Mt Everest which makes it an incredible feat for her.

Lhotse is Naila's 6th climb of over 8000m and she’s the only Pakistani woman to do so. She has previously scaled Everest, K2, Annapurna, Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II.

According to Karrar Haidri of Alpine Club of Pakistan, Naila is the first Pakistani woman to climb Mount Lhotse and the country's fastest woman to ascend six peaks higher than 8,000 metres.

Naila’s expedition organisers in Nepal confirmed that she reached on top of Lhotse at 8:13am Nepal time this morning.

Earlier, Pakistan’s renowned mountaineer Sajid Sadpara achieved the unique feat of climbing world’s highest peak Mount Everest without support of supplementary oxygen and assistance from Sherpas, who are considered elite mountain climbers, on Sunday in Nepal.

Sajid aims to climb all 14 eight-thousanders without the aid of supplemental oxygen. He has already summited K2 (8,611m), Gasherbrum-I (8,080m), and Gasherbrum-II (8,035m) in Pakistan, as well as Manaslu (8,163m) in Nepal, without supplemental oxygen.

Faizan Lakhani is Deputy Editor (Sports) at Geo News.