Ismailis in Action
Two Ismaili mountaineers recently summited K2, the second highest mountain in the world and considered by many to be a more difficult and dangerous climb than Mount Everest. Fazal Ali is the first Pakistani to have ascended to the summit of K2 (8,611m) on three separate occasions. He first conquered K2 in 2014, followed by a second successful climb to the summit in 2017.
This year, the Pakistan team won 16 medals, which included 5 Gold, 7 Silver and 6 Bronze medals at the Special Olympics. Three of those winning athletes are Ismailis, as is their coach Ms. Amina Parveen Barkatullah Baig. As part of our ongoing series on inspirational Ismailis, she shares the challenges and the experience of coaching for the Special Olympics.