KARACHI: Pakistani young mountaineer Shehroze Kashif, who recently made history by becoming the youngest person to summit 10 eight-thousanders, had spine surgery to repair a fractured disc on Wednesday.
In a Twitter post, the mountaineer revealed his surgery after learning that he had a torn L5-S1 disc, which serves as a shock absorber to safeguard the vertebrae when the spine moves.
"I have climbed six mountains with a torn bone. Not only six peaks but [spent] a night fighting between life and death on the 'killer mountain' Nanga Parbat on my own [...]," he wrote.
It is worth mentioning here that the mountaineer had gone missing in July while climbing Nanga Parbat.
Even after the surgery, Kashif claimed that his severe physical condition couldn't prevent him from reaching his goals and that he is "in excellent spirits."
The 20-year-old wants to represent Pakistan with pride by becoming the youngest mountaineer in the world by conquering the 14 highest peaks.
When Shehroze reached the top of the 11th-tallest mountain in the world, Gasherbrum-1, at 8080 metres on August 12, he beat Britain's Adriana Brownlee's record for being the youngest to climb 10 peaks over 8,000 metres.