HUNZANEWS:-The seven mountains that Samina and Mirza will attempt to climb are Kilimanjaro, Denali, Elbrus, Aconcagua, Carstensz Pyramid, Vinson & Everest.
A farewell reception was held today at a hotel in Islamabad, attended by five ambassadors, among others.
Talking to Pamir Times at the end of the reception, Mirza said that the “7 Summits in 7 Continents” series of climbs aims to portray Pakistan as a land of opportunities.
He also said that issues like youth development, environmental awareness, women empowerment and gender equality will also be raised during the event.
He urged the youth to focus on obtaining excellence in the fields of their life. “All of us have to climb our own mountains, even if we are not professional climbers”, he said. Mirza also said that Pakistan, like many other countries of the world, is faced with many problems. He said that through hard work, dedication and achievement of excellence the hurdles can be overcome.
Mirza and Samina are leaving for Argentine on the 30th of November, to scale mount Aconcagua, 6,961 m (22,838 ft) high peak, located in the Andes.
The “7 Summits in 7 Continents” event is likely to gain global media attention and it augurs well for the fragile tourism industry of Pakistan.