A nineteen-year-old Pakistani enthusiast became the youngest person from the country to summit the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. Oh bravo boy.. moreover, a resident of Lahore, Shehroze Kashif summited Everest as part of the SST Expedition 2021. It is undoubtedly a source of ease amid corona stiffs. Shehroze Kashif Becomes Youngest Pakistani to Summit Mount Everest.
A 19-year-old Pakistani Shehroze Kashif has become the youngest countryman to scale the world’s largest mountain above sea level, Mount Everest. He efficaciously scaled the 8,849-metre mountain peak and raised the green flag. Moreover, Shehroze is the youngest Pakistani mountaineer to have ever accomplished these feet at the age of just 19.
As per media reports,
“A total of 400 mountaineers set out to scale 8848.86-meter mountain peak while Kashif being the youngest among them.”
“Other Pakistani mountaineers who have scaled the highest peak above seas level include Nazir Sabir, Hasan Sadpara, and Samina Baig.”
As per the social media account of Shehroze,
“He first climbed the 3885 meters Makra Peak at the age of 11 years in 2014 beside scaling Khusar Gang peak at the age of 18 years in 2020. Currently, the youngest climber in the world to summit Mount Everest is an American, Jordan Romero. He was 13-year-old when he reached the summit of Mount Everest.”
Mountaineering is a major revenue earner for penurious Nepal, home to eight of the world’s 14 peaks over 8,000 meters. The earth’s highest mountain above sea level, Mount Everest is located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas.
A passionate climber, Shehroze 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). 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 8849m, becoming one of the youngest in the country to do so.
Congrats Shehroze…for raising the green flag on the highest point of the globe!