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Mountaineer Shehroze Kashif becomes youngest Pakistani to scale K2

Shehroze Kashif has summited Mount K2. Source: Twitter.

GILGIT: Nineteen-year-old Shehroze Kashif has become the youngest Pakistani to summit Mount K2, the second tallest peak in the world.

The 19-year-old successfully climbed the 8,611-metre mountain early Tuesday and hoisted the Pakistani flag. He also shared a post on his official social media accounts.

Earlier this year on May 6, Kashif became the youngest Pakistani to summit Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak located in Nepal.

The young mountaineer started climbing at the age of just 11 by ascending 3885m Makra Peak. At 12, he took his passion to the next stage by reaching the 4080m Musa Ka Massalah and 4600m Chembra peak. (4600m).

Kashif also holds the title to scale 6050m Manglik Sar Shimshal peak at 13, K2 Gondogoro La K2 Base Camp (5585m) at 14, and Khurdopin Pass (5890m) at 15.

At the young age of 17, the climber mounted the Broad Peak (8047m), which also earned him the title ‘The Broad Boy’. He also accomplished the feat to scale Khusar Gang-Alpine Style (6050m) when he was 18.

Earlier, five Pakistani climbers have completed the Everest summit including Hassan Sadpara, Samina Baig, Abdul Jabbar Bhatti, Mirza Ali Baig, and Nazir Sabir. Nazir is the first Pakistani to have ascended the peak.

 

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