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Pakistan’s Shehroz youngest to conquer K2

By Our Correspondent
July 28, 2021
Pakistan’s Shehroz youngest to conquer K2

ISLAMABAD: A 19-year-old Pakistani has become the youngest person to stand atop K2, the world's second highest mountain, the Alpine Club of Pakistan said. Shehroz Kashif reached the 8,611 metre (28,251 foot) summit at 8:10 am on Tuesday, says a foreign news agency.

Shehroz Kashif, who began climbing in his early teens, scaled the world's 12th highest mountain, 8,047-metre (26,400 foot) Broad Peak, at the age of 17. In May, he became the youngest Pakistani to scale Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain. He now holds an additional record as the youngest person to have summitted the K2 and Everest.

Several of Pakistan's youngest climbers have been on K2 in recent days. Sajid Ali Sadpara, who in 2019 became the youngest to climb K2 at the age of 20, was part of an expedition there to find the body of his father, who went missing along with two other climbers in February.