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Youngest Person to Scale K2

2nd August 2021

Shehroz Kashif a 19 years old boy, who lives in the eastern part of Lahore, summited one of the world’s treacherous mountains on Tuesday becoming the youngest climber to summit K2 at the height of 8,611 meters. The boy mentioned that after summiting the mountain he felt that it was a sense of achievement and he accomplished a milestone while standing there and upraising Pakistan’s flag.

While giving an interview to the press, the boy mentioned that it was a difficult task and he faced a lot of hurdles while summiting. He likewise mentioned that no one helped him in carrying his luggage, he did all of it on his own. The Nepali Sherpas are known for their perseverance at high altitudes and regularly fill in as guides for unfamiliar hikers; they helped him a lot in his voyage.

K2 has been named a savage mountain because of its dreadful path. This mountain is situated in northern Pakistan close to the demarcated border with China. This mountain is considered to be dangerous for all climbers. Chimney, Bottleneck, and Shoulder are mentioned to be the critical and dangerous points along the route of K2 by Kashif.

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As stated by Kashif, the management of Pakistan that works with mountaineering has assisted him a lot and made his summit successful. He said that his parents are thankful for them to help their son. Kashif showed a reporter of him praying during the summit as well.

Kashif added that he started climbing and hiking at the age of eleven and since then has received training on mountaineering and managing technical skills. He went climbing dangerous mountains like that of K2, Everest, and Broad peak.

Haidri a secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan said that this boy has brought pride to our nation and the organization will ask the government to reward him high as per his deed. In May summited Everest becoming the youngest person to summit both. The boy mentioned that sooner he will summit mountains in Nepal above 8,000 meters as well.

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