Pride of the country- Pakistani climber Shehroze Kashif made two new records in the same year with his two fruitful expeditions to the highest peaks of the world — Everest (8,849m) and K2 (8,611m).
The report reveals that 19-year-old Shehroze Kashif has been recognized in the Guinness World Record (GWR), as the world’s youngest mountaineer to summit the world’s top two highest mountains in the same year within three months.
While talking to the media, Kashif also publicized the astonishing feat. “This is something super special and being a Pakistani, I feel very proud to share this news with you all,” he said. The teenage climber thanked the people for prayers and said that he has received both records from GWR. “This is for you Pakistan,” he concluded.
Moreover, Prime Minister Imran Khan also acknowledged Kashif for his accomplishment. He tweeted:
“Congratulations Pakistan! Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif (@shehrozekashif2) has become the youngest mountaineer in the world to summit K2 – the world’s second-highest peak.”
Besides this, the United States Embassy in Islamabad also praised the young mountaineer for his achievement.
Kashif’s amazing feat came about two months after he became the youngest climber to summit the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest as part of the SST Expedition 2021.
Kashif, the resident of Lahore, first began climbing at the age of 11, summiting the Makra Peak (3,885m). Afterward, he aced Musa ka Massalah (4,080m) at the age of 12, followed by the Chembra Peak (4,600m).
At the age of 13 he summited Minglik Sar Shimshal (6,050m) followed by the K2 Gondogoro La K2 Base Camp (5,585m) at age 14 and Khurdopin Pass (5,890m) at age 15.
Later, at 17 years of age, he mounted Broad peak (8,047m) receiving the title ‘The Broad Boy’, and touched the top of Khusar Gang-Alpine Style (6,050m) at 18 years of age.
At the age of 19, he dominated Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak at 8,849m, becoming one of the youngest in the country to do so.