Shehroze Kashif has become the youngest mountaineer in the world to summit K2, the world’s second-highest peak on Tuesday, 27th July.
He made a social media post early Tuesday, informed his followers of his remarkable feat. Kashif said he hoisted Pakistan’s flag on K2 peak. “Pakistani team has successfully waved Green Flag on the top of Mighty K2. Multiple teams summit K2 including Kashif. Many Many Congratulations to whole teams”, Alpine Adventure Guides also shared a post today.
Back in May, Shehroze Kashif scaled Mount Everest, becoming the youngest ever Pakistani to climb the world’s tallest peak.
— TheBroadBoy (@Shehrozekashif2) July 26, 2021
According to the Alpine Club of Pakistan, the country’s state-run mountaineering organization, Kashif “successfully” climbed the 8,849 meters high peak on Tuesday morning.
Karrar Haidri, the Secretary-General of Alpine Club, told Anadolu Agency that the young climber, who was part of a 35-member expedition, has started to descend together with his teammates.
Hailing from northeastern Lahore city, Kashif is only the sixth Pakistani scale the Mount Everest. Among them, Samina Baig is the only woman climber to achieve this milestone in 2013.
Son of a local businessman, Kashif started climbing at the age of just 11, gradually scaling several peaks ranging from 3000 meters to 8000 meters before ascending Mount Everest.
He scaled 3,885 meters high Makra Peak, situated in Pakistan’s northwestern Mansehra district at the age of 11 in 2013. His expedition to 8,047 meters high Broad Peak, located in Pakistan’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan region, earned him the title “The Broad Boy” in 2019.
— Jamil Nagri (@jamilnagri) July 27, 2021
In another developed, Pakistan’s another young mountaineer Sajid Sadpara has reportedly recovered the bodies of three climbers who went missing earlier this year in February during K2 Winter Expedition 2021.
Pakistan’s climbing heroes, Ali Sadpara, John Snorri from Iceland, and Juan Pablo Mohr from Chile had gone missing on K2 during winter expedition. On February 18, nearly two weeks after they went missing on the ‘Savage Mountain’, the three were officially declared dead.
Ali Sadpara’s son Sajid Sadpara, who was accompanying the three climbers, had to withdraw after his oxygen regulator malfunctioned and he returned to Camp 3. He was the only survivor from their group.
On June 24, Sajid went to summit the mountain again to find his father’s dead body and to make a documentary on it. “I want to go to K2 to know what happened to my father and John Snorri,” said Sajid in a press conference as he announced his plans to start climbing the world’s second-tallest mountain.