Shehroze Kashif aims to scale five more peaks of over 8,000 meters in 2022

“Mountaineering is not an easy thing and it requires a lot of funding for travel to support,” said Shehroze Kashif

June 20, 2022
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s young mountaineer Shehroze Kashif has set his eyes on scaling 5 more peaks of over 8,000 meters before the end of this year.

The 20-year-old mountaineer, who aims to be the youngest in the world to summit all 14 peaks of over 8,000m, told Geo that he will next go for climbing 8,125m world’s ninth highest peak Nanga Parbat.

“I will leave from Lahore on 26th or 27th and start my expedition on Nanga Parbat by 1st July,” he said.

Shehroze added that after Nanga Parbad, he will attempt to climb 8,080m Gasherbrum 1 and 8,034m Gasherbrum 2.

The youngest mountaineer to climb the top 5 peaks added that he also plans to climb Dhaulagiri I and Cho Oyu in September. He confirmed that he’ll try to Summit Cho Oyu thru Nepal’s route instead of going thru China’s route.

With 7 peaks of over 8,000m already under his belt, Shehroze – if successful in his mission – will have the credit of climbing 12 such peaks to his name.

Shehroze, in May, had summitted Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu. He had previously summited Mount Everest, K2, Manaslu, and Broad Peak.

The young mountaineer has also appealed to the government and sponsors to come forward and support his cause of becoming the youngest mountaineer in the world to summit all 14 8-thousanders.

“While I am trying to remain on my track to achieve that record for Pakistan, I am afraid that at some point the lack of funding can halt my progress,” Shehroze told Geo.

“Mountaineering is not an easy thing and it requires a lot of funding for travel to support,” said Shehroze who is also known as The Broad Boy - a title he got after summiting The Broad Peak at the age of 17.