Vanessa O’Brien is a British-American explorer who has blatantly gone where no woman has reached before and became the first woman who hit to the highest and lowest points on the planet. Vanessa O’Brien Carries Pakistan’s Flag to Earth’s Deepest Point Mariana Trench.
Moreover, she accomplished the deepest target years after reaching the top of Everest on 14 May 2012. Furthermore, O’Brien completed her submersible dive to the bottom of Challenger Deep, in the Western Pacific Ocean, on 12 June 2020, beating a record depth of 10,925 meters.
Though, she disbursed 11 hours jam-packed in a tiny submarine as she journeyed into the deep, murky, and taciturn waters. To understand the scale of Challenger Deep O’Brien, 55, compares it to Mount Everest, which stands at 8,848 meters above sea level.
#DYK: In her recent record-breaking achievement to become the first woman at Earth’s highest and deepest points, American mountaineer Vanessa O’Brien carried a Pakistani flag with her to Earth’s deepest point! Read more: https://t.co/shcuHUUSDA pic.twitter.com/Hb40yofT1q
— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) June 16, 2020
Vanessa O’Brien Carries Pakistan’s Flag to Earth’s Deepest Point Mariana Trench
The deepest point in the ocean named “Challenger Deep”, 10,925 meters, in the Mariana Trench, is the point in the ocean is so deep that if the Everest is put there it will still be 2km under the water. Throughout this lineage, she became the first woman to reach earth’s highest and lowest points, a Guinness World Record, and one she shares with Victor Vescovo, the submersible pilot of her dive.
Reason of the Deepest Dive
The primary drive of reconnoitring the “Challenger Deep” is to map the eastern seabed, collect water and rock samples, and to take scientific measurements.
Vanessa and Victor mapping Challenger Deep, the deepest point on the planet, from the sub (Picture: Vanessa O’Brien)
The two-person craft, which is jaggedly the size of a small SUV, was built by Florida-based Triton Submarines. Moreover, it is kitted out with a crush-proof grade five titanium hull. Which underwent extreme pressure testing at the Krylov Research Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, before hitting the seas in 2018. Though, it has since been to the deepest points of all five oceans. Furthermore, O’Brien caressed in safe hands with her friend and submerged explorer Victor Vescovo acting as the submarine pilot.
Zakaria said the government and the people of Pakistan are “proud” of O’Brien’s achievement
The goodwill ambassador was presented with a ceremonial flag of Pakistan by OBE Hon. Cdr Royal Navy, Durdana Ansari, on behalf of the High Commissioner. O’Brien displayed at her destination located about 200 miles southwest of Guam. Moreover, she took a smaller Pakistan flag down in the submersible with her. High Commissioner of Pakistan to the UK, Nafees Zakaria, congratulated O’Brien, who became the first British or American woman to surmount the highest peak of Karakoram K-2 Pakistan in 2017, on her successful mission to “Challenger Deep”.
In a joint statement today, Durdana Expressed her joy,
“I feel absolutely honored to be part of this expedition and proud to bear witness to this historic event. I hope this flag’s incredible journey to this extraordinary place brings good luck to Pakistan. It is an honour to carry the Pakistani flag on this journey. Oceans are cleansing, churning, constantly renewing, and incredibly strong. Just like Pakistan. Pakistan Zindabad.”
Pakistan is gratified on Vanessa O’Brien’s feat on the global spectrum.