On August 6th, history was created in mountaineering in Afghanistan when an eighteen-year-old Afghan girl Fatima Sultani climbed the peak of highest mountain NAWSHAKH located in the Northern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.

NAWSHAKH is also the second-highest peak in the Hindukush range standing at a height of 7492 meters above sea level.

The climbing team, comprised of three Afghan females and 6 males from different parts of the country, started to venture on 18 July and after three weeks, on August 6, they could reach the peak.

Fatima is one of the team members of the Hikeventures-Afghanistan group which supports mountaineering in Afghanistan with resources gathered by the members on a personal pursuit.

This mountain peak had previously been reached and many foreigners have also navigated through this mountainous area.


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