Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif has set two new records with his two successful expeditions to the highest peaks of the world — Everest (8,849m) and K2 (8,611m).
The Guinness World Record (GWR) has recognised 19-year-old Shehroze Kashif as the world’s youngest climber to summit the world’s top two tallest mountains in the same year within three months.
Congratulations to Shehroze Kashif,
The Guinness World Record had recognized Shehroze Kashif as the world’s youngest climber to summit the world’s top two tallest mountains Everest (8849m) and K2 (8611m) in the same year within 3 months. pic.twitter.com/jU34nn9ACO
— Alpine Adventure Guides (@Alpine_Pakistan) November 10, 2021
Taking to Twitter, Kashif also announced the amazing feat. "This is something super special and being a Pakistani, I feel very proud to share this news with you all," he said.
This is something super special and being a Pakistani, I feel very proud to share this news with you all.
Alhamdulillah …. I have finally received my both @GWR (Guinness World Records 😄😄with the support and prayers of my parents.
This is for you Pakistan 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/jOtgEmfxfS
— TheBroadBoy (@Shehrozekashif2) November 9, 2021
The teenage climber said that he has received both records from GWR, thanking the people for prayers. "This is for you Pakistan," he concluded.
In July, Kashif became the youngest mountaineer to summit K2, the world's second-highest peak.
19-year-old Pakistani climber, Shehroze Kashif has become the world’s youngest mountaineer to summit Mt. K2#K2Expedition2021 #AliSadpara #Pakistan #YesAllMen pic.twitter.com/9lQ07n1Wpp
— KhabarNamay (@KhabarNamay) July 27, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan also congratulated Kashif on his achievement.
Pakistani mountaineer Shehroz Kashif ( @shehrozekashif2) has become the youngest mountaineer in the world to summit K2 – the world's second highest peak.#PrideOfPakistan pic.twitter.com/1EWxqTB7tg
— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) July 27, 2021
The Embassy of the United States in Islamabad also congratulated the young mountaineer on his accomplishment.
Congratulations Pakistan! @Shehrozekashif2 has set the record for being the youngest Pakistani to reach the K2 summit! What an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations Shehroze Kashif! #PakistanOnK2
Photo Credit: @SF360Digital pic.twitter.com/tt47VIFwHf
— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) July 27, 2021
The amazing feat from Kashif, a resident of Lahore, came about two months after he became the youngest climber to summit the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest as part of the SST Expedition 2021.
A passionate climber, Kashif first started climbing at the age of 11, summiting the Makra Peak (3,885m). Moving on from there, he aced Musa ka Massalah (4,080m), aged 12, followed by the Chembra Peak (4,600m).
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This was followed by Minglik Sar Shimshal (6,050m) at age 13, the K2 Gondogoro La K2 Base Camp (5,585m) at age 14 and Khurdopin Pass (5,890m) at age 15.
At 17 years of age, he climbed Broad peak (8,047m) earning the title 'The Broad Boy' and reached the peak of Khusar Gang-Alpine Style (6,050m) at 18 years of age.
At the age of 19, he conquered Mount Everest, the world's highest peak at 8,849m, becoming one of the youngest in the country to do so.