An extraordinary true story of human will: determination; courage; strength; trust; passion; spirit; and patriotism; against one’s own fears and nature’s forces: snow storms; avalanches; hazardous ice walls; crevice falls; scarcity of oxygen; altitude sickness and extreme cold. An epic tale of the journey to ascend to the top of the world; of hope’s triumph over fear.
A heart warming documentary of a young lady’s journey to conquer her fears and the ascend Mt. Everest. An inspiring story of a brother’s unwavering belief in his sister’s ability to overcome anything – conquer the tallest mountain.
Beyond the Heights is also a lesson in never giving up, even when the world is vertical!
1. Correcting Perspectives and Busting Myths: Shining light to the brighter side of Pakistan – Girls don’t bring dowries, they bring records!
2. Adventure Sports Education: Introducing Youths to Outdoors Sports Adventure and Nature.
3. A BLESSED and memorable day: On Arrival from Kathmandu and at the reception held at Serena Hotel, National President of Ismaili Council for Pakistan read Talika Mubarak – EPIC Moment for Samina Baig and Mirza Ali.
4. National Recognition: Pakistan’s Prime Minister announces monetary prize and funding for Samina Baig and Mirza Ali’s initiatives in recognition of their mountaineering efforts.
5. National Award: Pakistan’s Quaid- e- Azam Gold Medal 2014.
6. Ambassador for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality.
7. Ambassador for Women’s Empowerment and Action on Climate Change.
8. Creative Collaborations in Adventure Diplomacy: Embassies of Argentina, Indonesia, Nepal, Russia, USA and Serena Hotels strengthen support for the 7 Summits in 7 Continents Initiative.
9. Partnerships in Adventure Diplomacy: In conversation with UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Mon.
10. Adventure Diplomacy: Connecting People through Mountains – PEACE not WAR is what Youths of India and Pakistan want. Samina Baig and Mirza Ali with India’s Malik Twin Sisters: Nungshi and Tashi, holding each others country flags.
11. An Inspiring Documentary of Samina Baig, the First Woman from Pakistan to Summit Mt. Everest – premiering December 2014.
12. Samina Baig’s Mother accepts the Hunza Culture Forum Award on Samina’s behalf.
13. Voice of America Award.
14. Rotary Club Award.
15. Ladiesfund Women’s Award 2014.
16 One of many Interviews: Hilial Magazine features Samina Baig and Mirza Ali: Rising Above Clouds.
17. Bollywood Icon Amitabh Bachan hosting Kon Bane ga Koror Patti: Samina and her Tashi as possible choices – the correct answer is Arumina.
Acclerate your awareness, learn more about the duo:
- Ismailimail – all expeditions and related
- The Ismaili feature – Female Ismaili mountaineer conquers Everest as an inspiration to the women of Pakistan
- 7 Summits in 7 Continents – Adventure Diplomacy
- Pakistan Youth Outreach – Gender Equality Expedition and Women Empowerment
- The 7 Summits
- Biography film on Samina Baig’s expedition to Mt. Everest Beyond the Heights – Trailer on Vimeo
- Biography film on Samina Baig’s expedition to Mt. Everest Beyond the Heights – Trailer on Youtube