LAHORE - An MCB Bank-sponsored team of five porters from the Hushe region, an under developed and poverty-stricken area in Gilgit Baltistan (GB), successfully ascended the K2 Summit during a challenging first attempt, demonstrating their mountaineering acumen and ability. The five-member team braved harsh weather and adverse climbing conditions to achieve the remarkable feat in just 20 days. Enabled by MCB Bank, the successful Hushe expedition was led by Muhammad Taqi along with climbing members Ali Durani, Mushtaq Ahmad, Yousaf Ali and Muhammad Hassan. The expedition demonstrated prowess in ascending K2, commonly known as “The Savage Mountain”, which is notorious for unpredictable weather, avalanches and for the challenging logistics of the main trek to its summit. MCB Bank’s initiative to support the Hushe team is in line with the bank’s corporate social responsibility to support local talent, uplift marginalized communities and promote a softer image of Pakistan. The Bank wholeheartedly congratulates the entire Hushe team on their landmark achievement and is confident they’ll inspire future generations to take up mountaineering as a serious endeavor.