BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
GILGIT: There is a good news for Pakistanis from Nepal. Shaheen Baig, a mountaineer from Gojal valley, is safe though he hasn't been able to speak to his family back in the country since the deadly earthquake which tore at the very heart of Nepal last month.
“He is safe in Nepal, we are in contact with the travel agency," his younger brother Majeed Karim told Outopost on Tuesday.
"Though we have not been able to speak to him directly."
Baig, 43, is a resident of Gilgit–Baltistan’s Shimal Valley which is at times referred to as the “valley of mountaineers”.
Baig had joined an expedition in Nepal on April 12, 2015 to cross the 5,700 metre Selele La Pass in Kanchenjunga to reach Cheram Valley – a 15-day trek to Kathmandu.
Nepal was struck by a 7.8 Richter scale earthquake last month, claiming over 7,000 lives.
“We are worried about our brother and pray for his safe return,” said Karim.
Baig scaled the world’s second highest peak K2 in 2004. In addition, he has climbed Gasherbrum I, II and the 8,047-metre-high Broad Peak.