Mount Makalu has been successfully scaled by two Pakistani mountaineers. Mount Makalu, with an elevation of 8,485 metres, is the world’s fifth highest mountain.
Shehroze Kashif, a 20-year-old mountaineer from Lahore, and Sirbaz Khan, a 32-year-old mountaineer from Hunza, scaled Mount Makalu earlier today, according to information.
Shehroze reached the summit at 6:56 a.m. PST, while Sirbaz did so at 8 a.m. PST, according to the Alpine Club of Pakistan, a non-governmental sports organisation dedicated to the development of mountaineering, climbing, and other mountain-related activities.
After reaching the summit of Mount Makalu, both climbers raised the Pakistani flag. They honoured Ali Raza Sadpara, a prominent Pakistani mountaineer who died yesterday after suffering terrible injuries earlier this month.
Shehroze and Sirbaz have both set new worldwide and national marks with this recent achievement. Shehroze has become the world’s youngest mountaineer to climb all five of the world’s highest peaks. He’s also the first Pakistani climber to reach the summit of three peaks over 8,000 metres in under 23 days.
Sirbaz, on the other hand, has become the first Pakistani mountaineer to reach the summits of 11 of the world’s 14 highest peaks. Sirbaz plans to summit the remaining 14 peaks, which are all above 8,000 metres.