KARACHI: Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif added another achievement to his resume this morning when he reached the top of the 8,035-meter Gasherbrum-II, making him the youngest person to ever climb nine peaks above 8,000 metres.
In less than a month, he beat Adriana Brownlee of the UK’s previous best.
Around 9:00am, young Shehroze ascended Gasherbrum II, the 13th-highest peak on Earth (PST).
The 20-year-old Pakistani climber broke the record for being the youngest to summit nine peaks higher than 8,000 metres, previously held by 21-year-old Englishman Brownlee.
On July 20, Adriana successfully ascended the Broad Peak in Pakistan, marking the ascent of her ninth peak.
When Brownlee reached the summit of K2 on July 30, she went on to become the youngest person to climb 10 peaks higher than 8,000 metres.
According to his team, Shehroze will likely soon beat this record since after leaving Gasherbrum II, the Pakistani mountaineer plans to climb Gasherbrum I, the world’s 11th-highest peak at 8,080 metres.
On July 5, this year, the young mountaineer from Pakistan scaled Nanga Parbat. He summited Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, and other mountains earlier this year.
He conquered Manaslu, K2, and Everest in 2021. In 2019, he completed his first 8,000-meter climb by ascending Broad Peak.
Shehroze Kashif hopes to become the world’s youngest mountaineer by acing all 14 summits higher than 8,000 metres. Shehroze’s older sister Adriana Brownlee from England is also vying for the same record.
From the top of Gasherbrum-II, Shehroze also called his father Kashif Salman to inform him that his journey had been a success.