NEPAL: Pakistan’s young mountaineer Shehroze Kashif added another feather to his cap when he successfully summitted world’s 4th highest peak Mount Lhoste at 8615m here on Monday becoming the youngest climber to summit top four peaks in the world.
20-year-old Shehroze Kashif had started his final summit push on Sunday night and reached the top of Lhotse at around 6am PKT on Monday morning, his team confirmed.
His Lhotse summit came only 11 days after he successfully climbed the third highest peak Mt Kangchenjunga on earlier this month.
He has now summitted 6 out of 14 highest peaks of the world which are known as “eight-thousanders”. He is only 4th Pakistani to climb six 8 thousanders.
Before him, Sirbaz Ali, Hassan Sadpara and Ali Sadpara had achieved this feat. Sirbaz has now 10 to his credit – the most by a Pakistani and he is now heading towards summitting his 11th – Mt. Makalu.
Shehroze will also follow Sirbaz to summit Makalo at 8463m once he descends from Lhotse.
The Lahore based mountaineer is known as “The Broad Boy” for his achievement of summitting 8051m Broad Peak at the age of 17 in 2019.
He summitted K2 and Everest in 2021 at the age of 19, thus becoming the youngest to climb the top two peaks as well. In the same year, he had summitted Mt Manaslu as well.