Pakistan’s Shehroze Kashif on Friday became the youngest mountaineer in the world to summit 10 peaks of over 8,000m.
The 20-year-old climber conquered the 8,080m Gasherbrum-1, the 11th tallest mountain in the world, to set a new record.
Kashif Salman, the mountaineer’s father, confirmed that Shehroze had reached the summit at 4:09 am on Friday morning.
The climber has scaled all five eight-thousanders in Pakistan. He surpassed Britain’s Adriana Brownlee’s record of being the youngest climber to achieve the feat just 12 days after her achieving it.
In July 2021, he also became the youngest mountaineer to summit K2, the world’s second-highest peak.
The amazing feat from Shehroze, a resident of Lahore, 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.
A passionate climber, Shehroze first started climbing at the age of 11, summiting the Makra Peak (3,885m). Moving on from there, he aced Musa ka Massalah (4,080m), aged 12, followed by the Chembra Peak (4,600m).
This was followed by Minglik Sar Shimshal (6,050m) at age 13, the K2 Gondogoro La K2 Base Camp (5,585m) at age 14 and Khurdopin Pass (5,890m) at age 15.
At the age of 17, he climbed Broad peak (8,047m) earning the title ‘The Broad Boy’ and reached the peak of Khusar Gang-Alpine Style (6,050m) at 18 years of age.
At the age of 19, he conquered Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak at 8849m, becoming one of the youngest in the country to do so.