Tuesday Jul 27, 2021
Shehroze Kashif became the youngest Pakistani to reach the summit of K2—the world’s second largest mountain.
While talking to Geo News, 19-year-old Kashif’s father Salman Kashif confirmed that the mountaineer reached the summit of K2—8,611 meters—today at 8:10am.
He had reached the base camp on July 14, two months after he scaled the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, and became the youngest Pakistani to do so.
He also became one of the world’s youngest mountaineers to ascend two of the highest peaks back-to-back.
Shehroze has made a pledge to climb the world’s 14 highest mountains as well. His father claimed that Shehroze has had a keen interest in mountaineering since he was a child.
At the age of 13, after scaling Manglik Sar in Shimshal, Shehroze had said that while he will continue to ascend mountain tops throughout his life, his biggest dream is to reach the summits of Mount Everest and K2.