World’s youngest mountaineer to scale K2

  • A 19-year old Pakistani climber became the youngest person in the world to reach the summit of K2, the second-highest peak in the world. Mr. Shehroze Kashif from Lahore achieved the feat of scaling the 8,611-metre high peak with the aid of bottled oxygen.
  • Before Mr. Kashif, Mr. Sajid Sadpara, the son of the legendary climber Mr. Muhammad Ali Sadpara, was the youngest person to have climbed K2 at the age of 20.
  • Mr. Kashif also scaled the world’s 12th-highest mountain, the 8,047-meter Broad Peak, at the age of 17. In May this year, he became the youngest Pakistani to scale Mount Everest.
  • Pakistan, Nepal, and China are home to the 14 highest peaks in the world. Five 8,000-metre peaks, including K2 and Nanga Parbat are in Pakistan. Nanga Parbat and K2 are considered as the most difficult and challenging by the climbers.