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Shaheen Baig (born 03 April 1972) (Urdu:شاہین بیگ) is a Pakistani mountaineer. He is also the co-founder and instructor in Shimshal Mountaineering School, and is a member of the Alpine Club.

Shaheen Baig
Shaheen Baig.jpg
Baig in 2018
Born (1972-04-09) 9 April 1972 (age 47)
NationalityPakistani
OccupationMountaineer

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Early lifeEdit

Shaheen Baig was born in Shimshal village, Hunza–Nagar District district of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. He experienced childhood in the Shimshal valley and spent his initial years moving in the Karakorum and became endlessly in love with the mountains[1].

Mountain climbing careerEdit

Baig started his mountaineering career in 1995 as a high altitude porter with a Korean expedition. In 1997, he summited Muztagh Ata (7,546 m [24,757 ft]) with a Japanese team. Baig's first expedition to an 8,000 m (26,000 ft) peak was with a Japanese team that attempted Gasherbrum II in 2001. He was successful in reaching the top. Later, Baig attempted Broad Peak in 2002 and Nanga Parbat in 2003, before ascending K2 in 2004.

List of mountains climbedEdit

Year Name of Peak Height
1997 Muztagh Ata [2] 7509m
2001 Gasherbrum II [2] 8035m
2004 K2 [2] 8611m

Shimshal Mountaineering SchoolEdit

Established formally in 2009 with the support of Simone Moro,[3] Shimshal Mountaineering School is a pioneer in professional mountaineering training institute in Pakistan. A dream project of Baig and Qudrat Ali, Shimshal Mountaineering School strives to promote healthy sports and excellence in professional mountaineering through extensive hands-on mountaineering training programs. Led by a team of renowned mountaineering instructors, with treasure of mountaineering experience, Shimshal Mountaineering School has a very customized and tailor-made mountaineering courses to suit the needs of beginners as well as advanced level mountaineers. Located at the heart of Shimshal. Shimshal Mountaineering School is the first ever mountaineering institute in Pakistan which initiated an exclusive mountaineering program for women since its inception.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Altitude Pakistan: Profile Shaheen Baig". Altitude Pakistan.
  2. ^ a b c "Altitude Pakistan: Profile Shaheen Baig". Altitude Pakistan.
  3. ^ "Everest 2012: Simone Moro on Traversing Everest, Winter Ascents, and Women's Education in Pakistan". National Geographic.
  4. ^ "Pakistani Women Scale New Heights". Huffington Post.

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