Heroes Of Gilgit Baltistan

Heroes Of Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan is a rich land that has produced some of the most prominent Pakistani figures. This has become the reason why the world recognizes Pakistan in some positive comments. We’ve rounded up the top 5 heroes of Gilgit-Baltistan, although there are more. They represent the positivity of Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan in the 21st century, take a look and tell us what you think about it.

Ali Sadpara 

Sadpara proudly flies the Pakistani flag on eight towering peaks. He was born on February 2, 1976, in Sadpara, a village on the outskirts of Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan. The climber started his career as a porter and traveled to the peak by expedition.

Moreover, Animal agribusiness is the main source of livelihood in the area, and local youth also work as porters along with western climbers and adventurous tourists who visit the area every year. Ali Sadpara finished high school in the village, his father was a low-level civil servant, and the family moved to the town of Skardu, where Sadpara studied to high school before starting mountaineering.

Heroes Of Gilgit Baltistan

Heroes Of Gilgit Baltistan: Ali Sadpara

Additionally, Ali Sadpara was part of the team that successfully achieved the first winter summit at Nanga Parbat in 2016. His teammates Alex Txicon and Simone Moro said they couldn’t have done it without Sadpara’s talent. In 2015, the same team attempted to climb Nanga Parbat in winter, to no avail. He has now climbed Nanga Parbat four times. Some of his notable adventures are: 

  • Gasherbrum II
  • Golden Peak
  • Nanga Parbat (in Winters)
  • K2
  • Everest

Saima Baig

Samina, also known as Samina Khyal Baig, is a proud Pakistani climber who has set an example for many ambitious and passionate young women. He started mountain climbing at a very young age, and today his hard work and enthusiasm have allowed him to achieve a lot. Moreover, she belongs to Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan, where he has developed deep ties to the mountains.

Heroes Of Gilgit Baltistan

Heroes Of Gilgit Baltistan: Saima Baig


Additionally, she has been a professional climber since 2009 and mentoring people who are passionate about the field. She also serves as a designated brand ambassador for a private communications organization. Samina truly lived up to her dream of becoming a climber instead of giving it up. There is a long list of his achievements in recent years. Some of the notable expenditures by Samina Baig are: 

  • K2
  • Mount McKinley and Mount Elbrus
  • Carstensz Pyramid
  • Mount Vinson
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Aconcagua

Hassan Sadpara

Hassan Sadbara was the first Pakistani to climb six 8,000-meter peaks, including the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest (8,848 meters), as well as K2 (8,611 meters), Gasherbrum 1 (8,080 meters), Jasharbrom II ( 8034m), Nanga Parbat (8126m), Broad Peak (8051m). He is also thought to have collected five of the eight thousand peaks without the use of supplemental oxygen. Contrary to initial reports, Hassan Sadbala explained that he used supplemental oxygen during his climb to Mount Everest due to bad weather.

Hassan Sadbara, whose real name is Hassan Assad, belongs to a remote area of ​​Sadbara, about seven miles from the city of Skardu in Gilgit Baltistan. He started as a tall janitor. He owns a small mountaineering equipment store in Skardu. It is his perseverance and self-confidence that made him reach the highest peak in the world.

Heroes Of Gilgit Baltistan

Heroes Of Gilgit Baltistan: Hassan Sadpara

Furthermore, he is the second Baltistan to climb Pakistan’s five peaks at an altitude of 8,000 meters after Nizar Hussain of Sapala village. Unlike most Western climbers, equipped with the latest climbing equipment (sometimes sponsored by multinational corporations), Hasan Sadbara started his career from scratch with few resources and everything. trade. He served as a porter for expeditions, including those led by Koreans and Poles.

Some of his notable mountain adventures include: 

  • Everest (8848m), 
  • K2 (8611m),
  •  Gasherbrum I (8080m),
  •  Gasherbrum II (8034m), 
  • Nanga Parbat (8126 m) 
  • Broad Peak (8051m).

Amina Shigri

15-year-old Pakistani girl Amina Shigri from Gilgit Baltistan became the first girl to reach the summit of Khosar Ganj. She was part of a family team of three climbers who successfully summited the 6,400-meter peak of Khosar Ganj in northern Pakistan in 2021, becoming Pakistan’s youngest climber. Two other family members trekking with her are her brother and mother, who are proud of her being the first woman to reach the top of the Shigar Valley in Gilgit Baltistan in 2021. 

Heroes Of Gilgit Baltistan

Heroes Of Gilgit Baltistan: Amina Shigri


If we polish such hidden gems of Gilgit Baltistan then Pakistan has a bright future and beat the world with its unexceptional talents

Anita Karim 

Anta Karim is the new sensation yet energetic addition is the famous personalities of Gilgit Baltistan. With so much hard work in her field, now she become Pakistan’s first female mixed martial artist Anita after beating Australia’s opponent.

Heroes Of Gilgit Baltistan

Heroes Of Gilgit Baltistan: Anita Karim


Hunza resident Anita, 25, made a splash at the famed Lumbini Stadium, beating Australian rival Owen Ha in a three-round bantamweight bout. Anita tweeted her joy over the win over Uyen Ha and thanked her fans. She is indeed an emerging talent from Gilgit Baltistan.

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