Hunzaiite Abdul Joshi becomes 8th Pakistani to successfully scale Mt Everest

“Alhamdulliah! Another triumph for Pakistan!" a post on Abdul Joshi's Facebook read

May 16, 2022
Source: Abdul Joshi's Facebook Post

NEPAL: Hunzaiite Abdul Joshi, on Monday, successfully scaled the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest (8848m) and raised Pakistan’s flag on top of the world.

The 38-year-old Jushi started his final summit from Camp4 last night at around 9pm PKT and reached the top on Sunday near 5am PKT.

The summit was confirmed on Joshi’s Facebook page.

“Alhamdulliah! Another triumph for Pakistan! Abdul Joshi has summited Mount Everest - the Highest Mountain in the World. May Allah be praised for all His glory,” the post read.

Known as “pathfinder” among mountaineers due to his extraordinary skills, Abdul Joshi was part of the team led by Mingma G.

The expedition began on April 22 and they reached camp 4 on May 15.

He is 8th Pakistani to successfully scale Mt Everest. Nazir Sabir, Abdul Jabbar Bhatti, Hassan Sadpara, Mirza Ali Baig, Samina Baig, Shehroze Kashif and Sirbaz Ali Khan have also summitted the highest peak of the world.

In April last year, Abdul Joshi, along with Sirbaz Khan, had summitted 8,091m Annapurna peak. His first peak was Manglik Sar at 6,050m. He caught everyone’s attention when he led a team for the first ever successful summit of Passu Cones in Gilgit.

Mountaineers say that Abdul Joshi is one of the most skilled climbers in the country but he mainly focuses on unclimbed peaks and finding paths to summit.

Abdul Joshi is likely to return to the basecamp on May 18th.