The mountaineer arrived in Pakistan as a part of her quest to beat the time report to summit the globe’s 14 highest peaks in six months.
Harila has already climbed six mountains over 8,000 metres (26,250 toes) excessive, together with Everest, within the final two months.
The 36-year-old hopes to match or surpass Nepali adventurer Nirmal Purja and his ground-breaking 2019 report of six months and 6 days — an achievement that smashed the earlier report and was profiled in a well-liked Netflix documentary — to alter how the mountaineering world views girls athletes.
“In historical past and till now, it has been the robust macho males going out climbing mountains,” Harila advised AFP earlier.
“Once I discuss to folks that aren’t on this sport, they imagine that males are extra succesful than girls… If we’re going to change, we have to get consideration and present that girls are simply as succesful.”
Male climbers and guides far outnumber girls within the prime tier of the game, with solely a handful of girls mountaineers getting consideration and sponsorships for his or her expeditions.
Out of practically a thousand climbers who visited Nepal’s famed Himalayan peaks this yr, solely round a fifth had been girls, based on Nepali authorities knowledge.
Harila’s first notable climb was on Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro in 2015, however she made headlines final yr for turning into the quickest girl to journey between the summits of Everest and Mount Lhotse in Nepal.
She completed that feat in 12 hours, however broke her personal report this yr, knocking 4 hours off her time.
However neither report was sufficient to persuade main sponsors to again her present endeavour.