Beyond the Heights

A true story of an unlikely and reluctant girl from the remote valley of Shimshal who becomes the first woman in her country to scale the highest mountain in the world.

A documentary film about a young Pakistani Mountaineer Samina Baig, who became the first Pakistani woman to scale Mount Everest at the age of 22.

Beyond the Heights’ is the true, real-life story of Samina Baig, a young Pakistani girl who created history on May 19, 2013, when at the still tender age of 21 years, she became the first Pakistani woman to successfully ascent the highest peak on the Planet, Mt. Everest. Her achievement, remarkable as it is, assumes an even more superlative dimension, when seen in the light of her background and the challenges she faced, no less Gargantuan than those Everest itself presented. The documentary ‘Beyond the Heights’ captures Samina’s life and journey to the top of Everest in a spectacular, heartwarming way. Overcoming the towers of hardships, it is a story that will forever be a source of immeasurable inspiration for all women determined to conquer the mountains in their own chosen fields.


Jawad Sharif

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