Tasneem’s previous challenges include: Everest base camp trek, skydiving at Palm Jumeirah, reaching Killer Mountain’s base camp, tackling the gruelling Rush Peak and completing the world’s longest zip line in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

An oncology director has set her sights on new heights as she prepares to climb one of the world’s most dangerous mountains, K2.

Bradford-based Tasneem Habib is stepping out on possibly her greatest ever challenge – climbing the world’s second highest mountain, the K2 Base Camp.  
The Global Oncology Director for AstraZeneca, continues her fundraising quest in aid of the Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA) in Pakistan.

Her challenge won’t just be the trek either as she has set herself the target to raise £5,000 in sponsorship money for her July 2023 trek.  

Tasneem’s 16-day trek will see temperatures drop from 30 degrees to a bitter -10 degrees, eight-hours of trekking per day, with an average elevation gain of 320 metres on tough terrain with rough stones and crevasses.  
Tasneem has been on a mission to raise funds for the charity for a number of years.

Her dare-devil activities have included: completing the Everest base camp trek, Skydiving at Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, reaching Killer Mountain’s base camp, tackling the gruelling Rush Peak and completing the World’s Longest Zip Line (Ras Al Khaimah, UAE).

Tasneem says: “The pandemic gave me a break and allowed for me to enjoy some of UK’s beautiful countryside and peaks – Ben Nevis and Snowdon.  
“Recruiting locals and your loved ones to support the charity brings immense satisfaction, and I have managed to convince my husband Imran Ishaq to join me this time round.

“Training is fun and motivating when there’s two of you and we are racing to see who will get to their fundraising target first!
“We will also be sleeping in ice at Baltoro Glacier, all of which will make this trek one of the gruelling challenges I have completed so far,” she adds.  
Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA) is the UK face of Pakistan’s Shaukat Khanum Hospital, which offers free cancer treatment to patients who can’t afford it. Established in 1994, it was a first in Pakistan as a comprehensive care facility dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.  
Tasneem adds: “If you would like to support me or my husband on this challenge, please donate to our JustGiving page.”