ISLAMABAD For fellow youngsters, Mishal Kamal Mayer, 15, who is full of pride for having trekked around 8,000 metres in Karakoram Range of late, has a message. You can easily achieve your goals and objectives through strong will and commitment. Nothing is impossible when you commit yourself to some task, the spirited 10th grader told on return from Concordia K-2 Base Camp Trek. Concordia is where you get to see the first glimpse of K-2, the second highest peak in the world with 28,250 feet height. This sublime pyramid sits at the head of the Godwin Austin Glacier, which unites with a second glacier at Concordia to form the mighty Baltoro Glacier. As the adage goes, in the confrontation between the stream and the rock, stream always wins not through strength but by perseverance. Mishal said the Concordia K-2 Base Camp Trek instilled perseverance in her. The 15-year old wants youth to be encouraged for trekking trips. There is some climbing with the help of fixed ropes, which help you avoid retracing steps down the Baltoro Glacier. We experienced one of the most overwhelming mountain panoramas on earth and this is the only place on the planet where there are four 8000 metres plus peaks. We returned via Gondogoro pass, she said. Mishal said during the trip, her group consisting of 11 persons, two guides and four porters, also partook in the K-2 cleanup project. She believed promotion of trekking in Gilgit-Baltistan would promote tourism industry locally and internationally. It is the place where our philanthropists should invest to save the emerging generation from perversion. I have a settled conviction that trekking teaches a man to overpower his troubles and live a successful life, the strong-willed girl said.