team of fearless climbers, including Dr. Sana Jamil, Ammara Sharif, Sohniya Babar, Abduhu, and Dr. Raheel, successfully accomplished a remarkable feat by crossing the formidable Haramosh La in Pakistan.
Situated at an elevation of over 5,000 meters, Haramosh La is renowned for its treacherous terrain and is considered a true test of mountaineering expertise.
Sohniya Baber, one of the courageous climbers, expressed her love for mountains but admitted that the journey to conquer the heights of Haramosh La was far from easy.
Her quest for adventure took her to conquer the most challenging trek – Haramosh La which is notorious for its difficulties, particularly due to the heavily fissured glacier on the upper Chomolungma, which poses a constant risk of avalanches. Moreover, the ascent on the west side is steep, demanding the use of ropes that extend nearly 600-700 meters.
Here is her exclusive adventure stories and many more insights with Social Diary.
What inspired you to attempt this trek, and how did you first get interested in trekking?
I have love and affection for the mountains in my blood. Because I belong to Kashmir Such love and affection forced me to trekking.
What was your childhood like? Were you always a dare devil?
Yes I am and I was always a daredevil from my childhood and I was adventurous. What normal girls couldn’t do ALHAMDULILLAH I have done those and am very confident and hardworking person. Once if I tie a knot that I have to do this thing i have done that no matter how hard it’s.
How did you prepare yourself physically and mentally for the trek, and how long did it take you to get ready?
Physical and mental health is essential for trekking, hiking and climbing, I am a gym freak, and for that I keep myself engaged in gym, swimming, and various activities that keep me mentally and physically healthy. By doing these activities I make my self strong and my stamina increased day by day by doing a good and healthy activities.
What were some of the biggest challenges you faced during the trek, and how did you overcome them?
I enjoy accepting challenges or facing them and i feel proud and happy whenever I accomplished any challenge and I have faith in ALLAH that I’ll accomplished this task and every time I surpass all the challenges ALHAMDULILLAH and every time it happens whenever any challenge or difficult task came in my life I have surpassed it successfully. In Each and every track there are number of hurdles which we face and it’s not just in this one we faced that in every trek. In this which were life threatening track we face earthquake crevasses and Sloppy avalanches.
What were some of the most memorable moments from the trek, and why were they so special to you?
Like Every Trek in this one my special movement was the same when I wave the flag of Pakistan, On Reaching Top of the peak Saying loud and proud “Pakistan Zindabad” For me that movement is very special for me and memorable One.
What did you learn about yourself, other people, and the world during the trek, and how has this experience changed you?
You gain something by going to the mountain, you build stamina, your patience level increases, you learn to bear the scenario according to conditions , you come to know that what kind of stamina level you have, to what level you go through difficulties. In Every trek you’ll learned a new thing from it.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to attempt a similar trek, and what are some of the most important things to keep in mind?
I advise you for the similar treks you have to push yourself mentally and physically, because yes, this one was not a normal track it was very difficult that’s why Haramosh La is known as one of difficult and Technical trek as well. So that’s why you have to research each and every aspect of it if you’re intended to do in future and for that it’s essential to be fit physically and mentally.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have any other treks or adventures planned?
There are many future plans in my mind and insha’Allah I’ll go in each and every peak and pass of Pakistan where no one submitted his/her name specially females. InshaALLAH I’ll Wave My Country Pakistan’s Flag in every corner where No one has scaled yet.