Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif, 19, on Tuesday ended up being the youngest person to get to the summit of K2– the globe’s second-highest peak at a height of 8,611 metres (28,251 foot) over sea level– with the help of bottled oxygen.
Hailing from Lahore, Kashif had actually also scaled the world’s 12th-highest hill, the 8,047-metre (26,400 foot) Broad Height, at the age of 17.
In May, he had come to be the youngest Pakistani to range Mount Everest– the world’s greatest hill. He had actually made use of supplemental oxygen on both his ascents to Broad Peak and Everest.
Before Kashif, Sajid Sadpara, the child of the famous Muhammad Ali Sadpara, was the youngest person to have actually climbed K2 using auxiliary oxygen. He was 20 at the time.
In a message to Dawn.com, Nadia Kashif, the young climber’s mommy, stated: “I was talking to him the other day on a video clip phone call and also I asked him ‘Sheroo tujhey ghar yaaad nahi aati?’ (Do not you miss your residence?) as well as he replied ‘mother primary ghar per hi to hu’ (Mom, I go to residence) … Exactly how could you quit a person that thinks that his residence is where the mountains are.”
“I rely on Shehroze. He is strong, fully commited and also passionate. I informed his daddy not to be fretted and that ‘you will certainly see my boy will certainly make us and also the entire nation proud which he never dissatisfies,'” she included.
The US Embassy in Islamabad also praised Kashif on his record-breaking task.
Nepal, China as well as Pakistan are house to the 14 highest possible peaks in the world, likewise called the 8,000 ers. While the world’s highest hill Everest (8,848 m) lies in Nepal, Pakistan is house to five 8,000 m heights, including K2, Gasherbrum 1 as well as 2, Broad Top and Nanga Parbat.
Climbers enter the ‘fatality area’ (above 8,000 m the stress of oxygen wants to sustain human life for an extended time span) to reach the top of these 8,000 ers, with most counting on bottled oxygen– much to the annoyance of those versus business expeditions on the high mountains.
Along with Kashif, a different team of 4 other Pakistani climbers from Hushe Valley– Ali Durrani, Mohammed Hassan Hushe, Mushtaq Ahmed Hushe and also Yousaf Meeri Hushe– made it to the top of the Savage Mountain.
Alpine Club of Pakistan Secretary Karrar Haidri congratulated the mountain climbers on their summits.