Sirbaz Khan on Friday became the first Pakistani to summit Mount Dhaulagiri, the world’s seventh-tallest mountain located in Nepal.
“Congratulations!! Sirbaz Khan, the first Pakistani to successfully climb 8,167 meters (26,794-foot) Mount Dhaulagiri,” the Alpine Club of Pakistan, the country’s state-run mountaineering body, said in a statement.
The expedition was part of Khan’s ambition to climb all 14 peaks over 8,000 meters across the world. He has already climbed eight peaks above 8,000 meters, including Everest and K-2, the world’s tallest and second tallest mountains, respectively, the statement added.
The 32-year-old climber, who hails from the picturesque Hunza valley of the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region, which borders neighboring China, began his professional climbing career in 2016.
In 2019, he became the first Pakistani to summit Mount Lhotse in Nepal, which stands at 8,516 meters (27,939-foot) and is the world’s fourth-highest mountain.
Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak, Manaslu, Anapurna, and Gasherbrum II are among his other 8,000-meter peaks expeditions.
Heartiest congratulations to Sirbaz Khan, Ali Raza Sadpara and Naila Kiani, who successfully climbed world's 13th highest peak Gasherbrum II (8035m) today.
This is Sirbaz’s 8th 8000 meter summit, equalling the record of Muhammad Ali Sadpara. pic.twitter.com/9nj1tZ5kiD
— Zeeshan Qayyum 💙 (@XeeshanQayyum) July 18, 2021
Khan has accompanied Pakistan’s iconic mountaineer, Muhammad Ali Sadpara, on four of his 8,000-meter peaks expeditions. Sadpara died in February this year while attempting to ascend K-2 without supplementary oxygen.
Khan is aiming to become the first Pakistani to climb all 14 peaks over 8,000-meter.
Pakistani youngest climber to summit K2
Shehroze Kashif has become the youngest mountaineer in the world to summit K2, the world’s second-highest peak on 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.
Anadolu with additional input by GVS News Desk