Samar Khan becomes first female athlete to reach K2’s base camp on cycle
Pakistan’s popular cyclist Samar Khan has achieved the greatest milestone by reaching the world’s second-highest mountain K2’s base camp on a cycle.
Samar Khan becomes the only female cyclist in the country to reach K2’s base camp on a cycle.
Taking to Instagram, she confirmed that she has covered a long and tough distance to reach K2’s base camp.
“Doorway to Choghori (K2). The stage where prayers are answered or sometimes delayed, where I got to see the clear face of majestic Choghori, standing with grace,” she wrote.
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Samar Khan is a mountain biker and extreme sports athlete. She’s also the first Pakistani to summit Mount Kilimanjaro and the Biafo Glaciers in the Karakoram Range on a bike.
Earlier, the acclaimed cyclist revealed some of the conversations with the show’s host including where he reduced her achievements to “she rides in all the country”. He didn’t do the same for the male guest, who got a complete introduction.
She didn’t name the talk show host or the channel but people definitely wanted her to name and shame.
“The host didn’t know my name or profile but they wanted me on their show. I just participated in a race where the athletes were put together in one room like farm animals but the people who were put up in top-notch facilities near the slopes were ones who had large fan followings on social media,” she said in the video.
“And this isn’t the first time. In the past four to five years it has happened often and I’m not the first athlete. It’s really common that athlete’s races or our shows are being hijacked by people who have a larger fan following on social media,” she said.
Note that earlier this year, Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara and his partners John Snorri and MP Mohr lost their lives during their winter expedition on K2.
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