Islamabad/ Web Desk:
After scaling Mount Everest, Shehroze Kashif, in another major achievement, has become the youngest Pakistani to reach the summit of K2, the world’s second-highest peak.
The 19-year-old shared the news on his Facebook page after successfully climbing the mountain early Tuesday. He hoisted Pakistan’s flag there as well.
“Youngest In the World to stand on top of King of the Mountains,” the post read.
His father Kashif Suliman confirmed that Shehroze Kashif has successfully scaled K2 at 8:10 am on Tuesday morning and made history. He maintained Shehroze has started his journey towards K2 two weeks earlier.
The mountaineer reached the base camp on the 14th of July to summit the 8,611 meters peak, his father added.
Meanwhile, taking to Twitter, Alpine Adventure Guides also confirmed that a Pakistani team has successfully waved the national flag on the top of K2. Multiple teams summit K2 including Kashif, it read.
The 8,611-meter (28,251 feet) mountain is in the Karakoram Range on the border between Pakistan and China. It is considered the world’s most difficult mountain to scale.
Kashif was the fifth Pakistani to summit the peak and had also won the title of the world’s youngest climber.
Earlier on May 11, 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 summited K2 and Everest.
The young mountaineer hails from Lahore. He started climbing at the age of 11 and his first summit was of Makra Peak (3885m). At 12, he climbed the 4080m Musa Ka Massalah and 4600m Chembra peak. According to sources, Kashif had also climbed Broad Peak before, (8,051 meters), the world’s 12th highest mountain, at the age of 17.