Samar Khan - FIRST WOMAN TO RIDE A CYCLE ON TOP OF BIAFO GLACIER

Pakistani Cyclist: Samar Khan – First Woman To Ride A Cycle On Top Of Biafo Glacier

CYCLing ON TOP OF BIAFO GLACIER

Samar Khan is a Pakistani Cyclist and the first woman in the world to

have cycled on the 4,500-metre-high Biafo glacier in Gilgit-Baltistan.

The 26-year-old Samar Khan from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has done Masters in Physics.

She passionately enjoys paragliding, trekking, mountain climbing and cycling.

Samar developed an interest in cycling during her university days.PARALYMPICS 2018: INSHA AFSAR – FIRST FEMALE SKI RACER OF PAKISTAN

Her first major ride was from Islamabad to Khunjerab Pass last year.

She also cycled from Minar-e-Pakistan to Wagah border in Lahore along with other cyclists earlier this year.

Samar made an amazing trip to Biafo Glacier on July 24, 2016.

She first left for Skardu and it took her 18 days to reach Biafo.

Due to lack of resources, she could not hire a company for her tripMOIZ SHAUKAT – AN INSPIRATIONAL STORY OF PHYSICALLY DISABLED TEENAGER FROM PAKISTAN

so she contacted professional mountain climber Asghar Hussain for her journey.

Samar trained herself for six months before setting out for Biafo.

She used to walk on the weekends, routinely visited the gym and also followed a strict diet plan.

While talking about her trip, she said that elevation to Biafo was the toughest part of her journey.

She plans to join the national team and desires to make more challenging tours around the country.FATIMA HASSAN – A DIFFERENTLY ABLED PAKISTANI GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Her mother and siblings greatly supported her during her journey.

Samar wants others to see how beautiful Pakistan is.

Samar encouraged others to do cycling and said that

the sport was not as unsafe as commonly perceived so people should try it

themselves instead of being discouraged by the experiences of others

Samar Khan

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