ISLAMABAD: Pakistani young mountaineer Shehroz Kashif etched his name in history as the 19-year-old become the youngest ever to summit the second tallest peak in the world.
“Youngest In The World to stand on top of King of the Mountains,” Shehroze wrote on his official Instagram after scaling the mountain early (today) Tuesday. He reached the base camp on July 14 with a view to summit the mighty K2.
The 8,611-meter tallest mountain in the world lies in the Karakoram Range on the border between Pakistan and China and is known as the savage mountain owing to its most difficult terrain.
Soon after the young climber achieved the feat, Alpine Adventure Guides confirmed that the Pakistani team has successfully waved the national flag on K2. Let it be known that before Shehroze, Sajid Ali Sadpara – the son of late Muhammad Ali Sadpara was the youngest to climb the second tallest peak at the age of 20 back in 2019.
— Government of Pakistan (@GovtofPakistan) July 27, 2021
The proud mother of the young mountaineer while speaking with leading daily said “I was talking to him the other day and I asked him if he misses his home and he replied ‘mama, I am at home.’ How could you stop someone who believes that his home is where the mountains are.”
Following the achievement of young Shehroze, the US Embassy in Islamabad also felicitated him on his record-breaking feat.
Congratulations Pakistan! @Shehrozekashif2 has set the record for being the youngest Pakistani to reach the K2 summit! What an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations Shehroze Kashif! #PakistanOnK2
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— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) July 27, 2021
Furthermore, another Pakistani team from Gilgit-Baltistan’s led by Ali Durani, Muhammad Hassan, Mushtaq Ahmed, and Yousuf Meeri also scaled K2 earlier today.
Earlier in May, the Broad Boy became the youngest Pakistani climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest – the world’s tallest peak elevated at 8,848.86 meters.
The young climber hailed from Lahore and holds the title of being the youngest Pakistani to have climbed Broad Peak (8,047m) at the tender age of 17.
He started climbing when he was 11 and he trekked to the 3,885m Makra Peak in the same year, followed by Musa Ka Musalla, a 4,080m peak.
The Lahori teenager also scaled the Gondogor La K2 Base Camp trek at the age of 14 and complete the Khurdo Pin Pass (5,800m) trek at 15. He did Khusar Gang, a 6,050m peak Alpine style last year.
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