Shehroze Kashif set another record by climbing world’s 7th-highest peak


The young mountaineer of Pakistan, Shehroze Kashif has set another record by climbing the world’s seventh-highest peak, Dhaulagiri.

According to the details, Shehroze Kashif became the youngest mountaineer in the world to climb 12 peaks above 8,000 meters by climbing the 8,167-meter peak in Nepal. He started his advance for the Dhaulagiri summit on Tuesday night and crossed the milestone by reaching its highest point on Wednesday morning.

The 21-year-old mountaineer is the second Pakistani who has climbed 12 out of 14 peaks above 8,000 meters. Sarbaz Ali Khan from Hunza Valley has also climbed 12 high peaks before him.

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Shehroze wants to make the record for climbing all 14 highest peaks at the youngest age and to achieve this record he has now to climb 2 peaks in China, Chu Eo and Sheshapangma. The record is currently held by Mangama David Sherpa of Nepal who climbed all 14 ‘eight thousand’ at the age of 30.

According to Wikipedia, Shehroze was born on 11 March 2002, in Lahore. He became the youngest climber in the world to summit K2 on 27 July 2021 and Mount Everest on 11 May 2021. After the successful summit of Mount Everest, Sports Board Punjab made him the youth ambassador of Punjab, Pakistan. He summited Broad Peak at the age of 17, after which he was called ‘The Broad Boy’. He started climbing mountains at the age of 11 with the first one being Makra Peak, followed by Musa ka Musalla and Chembra Peak at the age of 12, Mingli Sar in Shimshal at age 13, and Khurdopin Pass at the age of 15 and Khosar Gang in alpine style at 18 years of age.

At the moment, Shehroze has earned two Guinness World Records for his achievement of being the youngest person to climb K2 and Broad Peak. On May 5th, 2022 he became the youngest individual in the world and also the first Pakistani to make it up Kangchenjunga – which is the third-highest mountain peak in existence. On 16th May 2022, he reached the summit of Mt. Lhotse (8,516m) in Nepal, which is the fourth-highest peak in the world. In November 2022, he was then bestowed with Guinness World Record for his achievements in climbing Mount Everest and K2 in 2023.

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