Shehroze Kashif, 19, became the youngest Pakistani mountaineer to climb Mount Everest at 8,848.86 meters on Tuesday.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, in a new Facebook post, a Nepali mountaineer and director of the Seven Summits of the Treks Summit congratulated Kashif as the youngest Pakistani mountaineer to climb Mount Everest.
In a television interview, the young mountaineer said that long before he reached the first peak, he was fascinated by the idea of what would be above. “I thought there was nothing on top of it,” he said. “However, when I reached the peak, I felt proud that I had achieved something great”.
In addition, in another television interview in February, he spoke in detail about mountaineering, the physical and financial fitness needed to achieve great goals.
Shehroze Kashif is also the youngest Pakistani mountaineer to climb Broad Peak (8,047 meters) at the age of 17. He used supplemental oxygen in his ascents to Broad and Everest. His ascent to this peak earned him the nickname “Broad Boy”. This peak, the twelfth highest peak in the world with a height of 8051 meters, is located in the Karakorum Mountains in northeastern Pakistan.
Previously, Samina Baig was the first Pakistani woman to climb Everest at the age of 23, known as the youngest Pakistani to climb the peak.