Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif added yet another feather to his cap, as he became the youngest mountaineer in the world to reach the summit of the world’s third-highest peak Kanchenjunga in Nepal.
The 20-year-old, who has already made two other unique world records, became the youngest mountaineer in the world as he summited the three highest peaks of the world – Everest (8,849m), K2 (8,611m), and Kanchenjunga (8,586m).
President Dr. Arif Alvi congratulated Shehroze Kashif on achieving the unique feat. “You have made us proud once again, MashaAllah. This time Kanchenjunga 8586m in Nepal,” Alvi wrote on his official Twitter handle.
“As per his official Instagram account @thebroadboy, he is now the world’s youngest mountaineer who has scaled the world’s three highest peaks (Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga),” he added.
At an early age, Kashif had made history by scaling Mount Everest, K2, and other high mountains. He has now unlocked one more major achievement.
At an early age, Shehroze Kashif had made history by scaling Mount Everest, K2, and other high mountains. The lad has now unlocked one more major achievement.
Hailing from Lahore, Kashif is also the youngest Pakistani to have climbed Broad Peak (8,047m) at the age of 17. He used supplemental oxygen on his climbs to Broad Peak and Everest. His expedition to Broad Peak earned him the title “The Broad Boy”.
His other major achievements
At an early age, Kashif developed an interest in trekking after accompanying his father on an outdoor trip. His first climb was at the age of 11 when he trekked to the 3,885m Makra Peak, followed by Musa Ka Musalla, a 4,080m peak.
Kashif reached the summit of K2 in July last year, becoming the youngest Pakistani to do so. The young man successfully climbed Pakistan’s 8,611-metre high mountain and raised the country’s flag. In September last year, he became Pakistan’s youngest mountaineer to climb Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world.
Earlier in a TV interview, the young climber said that long before he reached his first summit, he was fascinated by the idea of what was at the top. “Whatever I had imagined was not there at the top. However, when I reached the top, I felt pride that I have achieved something,” he said.
Kashif is serving as a stunning example for the youth of Pakistan by becoming the youngest Pakistani mountaineer to make so many world records.
Kashif previously also made history when he became the youngest mountaineer to climb the world’s highest peak — Mount Everest. He was the fifth Pakistani to summit the peak and had also won the title of the world’s youngest climber.
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