10-year-old Selena Khawaja became first youngest Pakistani Mountain Climber who scaled Spantik Peak successfully on July 17, 2019. By climbing this mountain, she became the youngest ever mountaineer to summit 7000er and made a world record.
Selena Khawaja, Youngest Mountain Climber made a World Record
Spantik peak is a mountain in Spantik-Sosbun in a range of Karakoram Nagar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan. This younger child has already made a record of summiting 5000 and 6000 meter peaks. Last year in 2018, she made headlines when she climbed Quz Sar Peak at 5,765-meter. Moreover, in June Selena scaled Mingli Sar at 6,050m.
The little Champ completed whole round track in 52 minutes in comparison to others who completed the track on Spantik peak in 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Met this girl 2 years ago on #Miranjani. She was completing the whole round track in 52 minutes, while we were doing 1 hour 45 minutes one side 😅 Congratulation little Champ #Summit #Pakistan #Spantik https://t.co/IRaNh19rXy
— عثمان صاحب (@Usman__Rana) July 19, 2019
In the history of mountaineering, no other younger child has climbed and achieved this milestone.
After she climbed Mingli Sar, she asked for a sponsorship to allow her to climb Spantik peak which is a 7027 meter and made a world record!
Successfully summited Mingli Sar(6050m) on June 14th ,2018.
Now I need sponsors to do Spantik Peak (7027m) in July.
— Selena Khawaja (@selena_khawaja) June 24, 2018
After her successful Summit of 7000m, she gave a message to the world.
“Aim High, Work Hard and achieve your goal”
Selena Khawaja, youngest mountaineer has a next goal to achieve too. She wanted to climb Broad Peak, which is 8,047 meters. All her eyes on are her next destiny and Mount Everest too. If she will be able to successfully scale broad peak, the fourth highest peak in Pakistan, she will become the youngest climber to summit 8000er.
Earlier, she also expressed her wish to summit the highest mountain in the world Mount Everest which is 8,848 meters.
Selena Khawaja-The Mountain Princess. She is just 9-year-old & she has become the youngest to scale 5,765 M high Quz Sar Peak. And she not going to stop at that, as fr the next year she has set her eyes on the 8,848 M high Mount Everest. Proud of you little girl👍#TalentPakistan pic.twitter.com/tg5zyMxtqW
— Andleeb Abbas (@AndleebAbbas) March 3, 2018
Karakoram Club posted her picture calling her the youngest ever girl in the history mountaineers.
#SummitAlert#Pakistan 's 10 years old Selena Khawaja became the #youngest person ever to stand on top of #Spantik peak (7,027m) this morning. This record also holds special value as this makes her the youngest #climber ever to #summit a #7000er anywhere in the world#karakoram pic.twitter.com/t0sMTbzTcl
— The Karakoram Club (@KarakoramClub) July 17, 2019
Main goal of this little climber Selena Khawaja is to climb mount everest by Spring 2020.
Ten year old #Pakistani Selena Khawaja have summited Pak Peak #Spantik (7027m) becomes the younest person to clim this peak!
Main goal Selena's: climb mount #Everest in spring 2020!https://t.co/cRPQX95JhW pic.twitter.com/YRPIhjRwQU
— 4sport.ua (@4sportua) July 19, 2019
People are congratulating this little champ on such a big success!
Congratulations summiteers! Selena Khawaja (10 years old) and her father Yousaf Khawaja including #UmirAli #Bilal #ChairmanAli #Hassan to stand on top of #Spantik #Peak #7027m) #Summit2019 🎉 pic.twitter.com/q1qHEXrWmZ
— Mountainity (@mountainity) July 17, 2019
Congratulations.Kudos to her 👏🏽
— Razi (@riz_one_) July 18, 2019
We congratulate Selena Khawaja for this biggest achievement in the age of 10 and wish her the best of luck for future endeavor.