Cyclist Samar Khan becomes the first Pakistani female to scale Africa’s Highest mountain

Samar Khan, a cyclist from Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has just become Pakistan’s first woman to cycle her way to the top of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.

Kilimanjaro is the highest peak of Africa which is a free-standing mountain with 200 years old dormant volcano situated in Arusha, Tanzania. Samar Khan started her expedition to scale the mountain on 2nd December and hit the peak on 11th December.

The aim of her expedition was to scale the top of Mount Kilimanjaro as well as highlight the effects of ‘climate change’ in the country. She also rode till KIBO’s crater.

More about Samar Khan

Samar Khan is an athlete from Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who promotes adventure sports in Pakistan. She has the skills of cycling, mountaineering, and trekking. Khan regularly attempts tough challenges to change the mindset of the people of Pakistan. She aims to show that there are many possibilities in the world of sports and how the youth of the country can empower themselves by taking part in such activities.

Samar Khan is also Pakistan’s first female to scale 6000+ meter high virgin peak with the attempt of cycling. She completed this feat on May 22nd, 2017 with the help of Malam Jabba Ski Resort and Tee Works Woodpecker 360.