Pakistani mountaineers, Sirbaz Khan and Shehroze Kashif, who scaled the Mount Everest have been paid tribute in the event titled ‘Stand Up for the Champions 21’.
On Saturday, in the event organized in Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, mountaineers Sirbaz Khan and Shehroze Kashif were paid tribute who recently scaled the Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak.
This year two Pakistani mountain climbers. One of them, Kashif became the youngest Pakistani mountaineer who scaled Everest at the age of 19. Meanwhile, Sirbaz Khan made the summit of Everest and Annapurna peaks in Nepal.
KP secretary information Arshad Khan and SPS director Munawar Ali Shah also attended the event. The late Pakistani climber Mohammad Ali Sadpara, Icelandic mountaineer John Snorri Sigurjónsso and a mountaineer from Chile Juan Pablo Mohr were also paid tribute who on 5th February 2021, went missing while mounting K2 in the winter.
“This was a pride for me to successfully summit Annapurna along with Sirbaz Khan and wave the Pakistani flag on the peak,” said Mr Joshi after receiving his award and prize at the event.
Shehroze Kashif said he had the passion for mountains since his childhood. “I started climbing at the age of 11 and never looked back. I successfully summited the Broad Peak and now waved the Pakistani flag on the Everest,” he said by adding that his father supported him financially to summit Mount Everest while the government did not support him in this regard as government never paid any heed to such activities.
Sirbaz Khan said, “I along with late Mohammad Ali Sadpara scaled four 8000rs peaks,” he said and thanked the SPS Trekking Club for honouring the climbers.
The event was organized by SPS Trekking Club where professional mountaineers from across the country participated in the event.
Other Pakistani mountaineers, including Imran Arif, Kamal Haider, Hamza Anees, Ahid Navid, Nasir Mehmood, Abdul Rehman, Sajid Sadpara and Umair Hassan, also participated in the event.