Pakistani adventure athlete and cyclist, Samar Khan has become the first ever girl to successfully cycle on the highest peak in Africa called Uhuru. The peak is located on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania at the height of 5895 meters.
Khan took to her official Facebook page to announce the good news. “With all your prayers & best wishes, successfully scaled #KIBO (Uhuru Peak) & rode on it all the way to #MoshiGate,” she wrote.
Pakistan Army sponsored the cyclist to participate in mountain cycling event in Tanzania on the special instructions of Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
“On special instructions of Chief of Army Staff ( COAS) General Qamar Javed , Pakistan Army is financially sponsoring talented young cyclist Samar Khan from Dir, Malaknd Division, KP for her participation in mountain cycling event at Tanzania this November. She is first Pakistani female Cyclist who has cycled on glaciers in Karakoram Range and now would be scaling highest peak Kilimanjaro in Africa” read an earlier statement by ISPR.
Earlier, Khan became the first Pakistani female cyclist to cycle on Biafo Glacier in Karakoram Range.
She belongs to Dir, Malaknd Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.