17 female climbers scale Kohi Baba Mountain in Bamyan
BAMYAN (Pajhwok): A team of girl climbers have scaled the Shah Fuladi summit of Kohi Baba Mountain during a four-day expedition, covering eight kilometres distance in central Bamyan province, an official said on Monday.
Shah Fuladi, more than 4,000 metres high, is one of the tallest peaks across the country in Bamyan. Seventeen girls from Kabul, Bamyan, Ghazni, Maidan Wardak, Badakhshan, Nangarhar and Parwan scaled the summit, seeking to promote friendship and sports.
The mountaineering event was launched by Ascend Athletics. Kelly Fuller, speaking on behalf of the organisation, said she was happy with the Afghan girls climbing the tallest mountain of the country.
GovernorMohammad TahirZuhair called mountaineering a healthy sport, saying: “Bamyan offers an environment of cordiality and foreign guests, particularly our sisters spreadingthe messageof peace, are always warmly welcomed,”
SamiaIbrahimi, one of the mountaineers who participated in the competition, said: “We have successfully conquered the Shah Fuladi peak and returnedwithin four days.”She added they enjoyed the clean air and height of the mountain.
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