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Pakistani climber sets two world records


Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif has set two new records with his two successful expeditions to the highest peaks of the world — Everest (8,849m) and K2 (8,611m).

The Guinness World Record (GWR) has recognised 19-year-old Shehroze Kashif as the world’s youngest climber to summit the world’s top two tallest mountains in the same year within three months.

Taking to Twitter, Kashif also announced the amazing feat. “This is something super special and being a Pakistani, I feel very proud to share this news with you all,” he said.

The teenage climber said that he has received both records from GWR, thanking the people for prayers. “This is for you Pakistan,” he concluded.

In July, Kashif became the youngest mountaineer to summit K2, the world’s second-highest peak.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also congratulated Kashif on his achievement.

The Embassy of the United States in Islamabad also congratulated the young mountaineer on his accomplishment.

The amazing feat from Kashif, a resident of Lahore, came about two months after he became the youngest climber to summit the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest as part of the SST Expedition 2021.

A passionate climber, Kashif first started climbing at the age of 11, summiting the Makra Peak (3,885m). Moving on from there, he aced Musa ka Massalah (4,080m), aged 12, followed by the Chembra Peak (4,600m).

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This was followed by Minglik Sar Shimshal (6,050m) at age 13, the K2 Gondogoro La K2 Base Camp (5,585m) at age 14 and Khurdopin Pass (5,890m) at age 15.

At 17 years of age, he climbed Broad peak (8,047m) earning the title ‘The Broad Boy’ and reached the peak of Khusar Gang-Alpine Style (6,050m) at 18 years of age.

At the age of 19, he conquered Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak at 8,849m, becoming one of the youngest in the country to do so.

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