IP- Afsaneh Hesamifard, a mountaineer, became the first woman from Iran to successfully summit K2 (8611m) – the world’s second-highest peak in Pakistan.

Iran Press/Asia: She also became only the third woman to scale Mount Everest in May.

K2, on the Chinese-Pakistani border in the Karakorum Range, has one of the deadliest records, with most climbers dying on the descent, where the slightest mistake can trigger an avalanche and become fatal. Only a few hundred have successfully reached its summit. In contrast, Mount Everest has been summited more than 9,000 times.

Winds on K2's peak can blow at more than 200 kilometers per hour, and temperatures can drop to minus 60 degrees Celsius.


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