KARACHI: British mountaineer Adriana Brownlee on Wednesday became the youngest climber to scale nine peaks of over 8,000m by summiting 8051m Broad Peak in Pakistan.
The 21-year-old climber, who earlier this month had scaled Nanga Parbat, reached on top of the world’s 12th highest mountain on Wednesday morning, confirmed Alpine Club of Pakistan.
This was her ninth peak of over 8000m making her youngest to do so. Pakistan’s Shehroze Kashif — who is one year younger than Adriana — has done eight peaks of 8,000m and is currently on mission to scale G-I and G-II.
Both Adriana and Shehroze are eyeing to become the youngest to scale all 14 peaks of over 8000m in the world. The current record is with Nepal’s Mingma David Gyabu (known as Mingma G) who completed all 14 top peaks at the age of 30 years and 166 days.
Adriana has also climbed Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna 1 and Nanga Parbad whereas Shehroze has scaled Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Manaslu, Nanga Parbat and the Broad Peak.
Adriana, after coming back to basecamp, will move to K2 and aims to push her K2 summit next week with her eyes on July 28 as a likely summit date.