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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Pakistani Couple makes history by conquering Nepal’s Mount Manaslu

Mount Manaslu is a challenging peak, situated in the heart of Nepal's west-central region. Ahmed and Anum's achievement is a testament to their dedication

Pakistani couple, Ahmed Uzair and Anum Uzair, have become the first Pakistani couple to summit the 8th highest peak Mount Manaslu in Nepal. This mountain stands at a towering 8,163 meters, making it the eighth-highest in the world. The couple’s success is a significant moment not only in their lives but also for Pakistan.

Mount Manaslu is a challenging peak, situated in the heart of Nepal’s west-central region. Ahmed and Anum’s achievement is a testament to their dedication and the growing presence of Pakistani climbers on the international stage.

This month, other Pakistani mountaineers, including Naila Kiani, Sirbaz Khan, and Shehroze Kashif, also successfully reached the summit of Mount Manaslu. These accomplishments highlight Pakistan’s emergence as a force in extreme adventure sports.

The news of Ahmed and Anum Uzair’s historic climb was celebrated by Seven Summit Treks, a renowned trekking company, on the social media platform X. They wrote, “Congratulations to Ahmed and Anum Uzair who successfully climbed the eighth-highest peak, Mt. Manaslu (8163m), this morning. They are the first Pakistani couple to achieve this feat.”

Fellow mountaineer Shehroze Kashif expressed his admiration on X (formerly Twitter), calling their achievement “truly outstanding.”

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The Uzair couple, based in Lahore, Pakistan, have diverse professional backgrounds. Ahmed is a barrister, while Anum is a forensic doctor. They’ve previously conquered other challenging peaks like Minglik Sar (6,050 meters) and Hisper (5,246 meters) under Shehroze Kashif’s mentorship.

Kashif believes that this historic feat is just the beginning for Ahmed and Anum. He confidently predicts that they will become the first Pakistani couple to summit all 14 eight-thousanders, referring to the elite group of peaks standing above 8,000 meters.

This remarkable achievement by a Pakistani couple climbing the summit in Nepal serves as an inspiration, not just to Pakistan’s mountaineering community but to adventurers worldwide. Their journey exemplifies the human spirit’s capacity to conquer challenges and push the boundaries of high-altitude mountaineering.