Vanessa O'Brien, a friend of Pakistan and an accomplished mountain climber, attended an event in her honor, organized by the Embassy of Pakistan today. Ms. O'Brien is the first British American woman to achieve the distinction of scaling K-2, the second highest peak in the World located in Pakistan, unfolding among others a Pakistani flag at the Summit, says a press release received from Washington DC here today.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. O'Brian said that she was "a fan of Pakistan". Pakistan is a beautiful country with rich cultural heritage and with the most hospitable people. A country that has a lot to offer in addition to the fabulous mountains. "I was lucky to know the great people and the country of Pakistan during my expedition", she added.
Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, while appreciating Ms. O'Brien's expression of warm feelings for Pakistan said that her story and personality is an inspiration for all of us. Ambassador greatly appreciated the perseverance, patience & dedication of Ms. O'Brien during her 03 yrs expedition in scaling K-2 in Pakistan and her friendship with the people of Pakistan.
Ms. O'Brian was invited by the Ambassador Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry to speak to the staff of the Embassy honoring her friendship with Pakistan. She presented a flag of Pakistan with her signatures to the Ambassador. The signatures carried the message "From K-2:To Pakistan with Love".