Samar Khan : Braving Glaciers and Peaks

Adventure athlete, mountaineer, Record holding cyclist

Samar Khan is a Pakistani cyclist who became the first women in the world to cycle a top 4,500 metre highBiafo Glacier in theKarakoram Mountains of Gilgit-Baltistan. Hailing from Khas Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, she discovered her love for adventure sports while taking a paragliding course. She received training from Army School of Physical Training,Kakul to become a certified paraglider.

The 27-year-old is not only a cyclist, but a blogger and motivational speaker as well. In December 2017, Samar added another feather to her cap when she became the first Pakistani woman to summit Africa’s highest peak Mount Kilimanjaro.

Cycling helped Samar realize her true strength and instilled confidence in her. More Power
to strong women like Samar who do what seems impossible and make the country proud.

“The journey of becoming the best version of yourself shouldn’t be stopped because of anyone, people don’t understand your vision but you do! ” – Samar Khan