American-British mountaineer, Vanessa O’Brien, who recently ascended K2, said on Tuesday that the warmth and love she received in Pakistan was unconditional and over-whelming.
“I love Pakistan’s people more than its mountains,” she said.
O’Brien revealed in a news conference that she had found Pakistani people loving and caring.
“I love Pakistan, its people and will like to travel it again.”
She further expressed her love for Pakistan and it’s people saying that she would prefer to do something for Pakistan and it’s youth. She said there were so many opportunities in Pakistan, it needs support in various sectors and she would like to do something for this country.
O’Brien, who had already conquered Mount Everest and other top peaks around the globe said technically K2 was more difficult peak than Everest.
“Less than 400 people have climbed K2 and for every five that summit it, one dies. This compares to Everest where 7,600 people have scaled that mountain. As far as women, who have climbed K2, I’m officially the 20th, just a speck compared to Everest’s 489 women.”
Vanessa’s K2 team had different climbers from China, Norway, Scotland, Pakistan and Nepal. While appreciating her team members she stated:
“I’m extremely proud of this team for their dedication, perseverance, bravery and commitment to reach the summit of K2 and to take additional risk.”