Pakistani mountaineer Shehroz Kashif has summitted Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal to become the youngest climber in the history to scale world’s three highest peaks.
The 20-year-old climber from Lahore announced on Twitter that he had summited Kanchenjunga on Thursday, May 5 at 3:05 pm.
“Youngest in the World! First ever #Pakistani to raise Green Flag,” he tweeted.
The Alpine Club also confirmed Shehroz summitting Kanchenjunga.
“Kashif has just made 2 unique World Records,” the Alpine Club said in a statement. “Youngest Mountaineer in the world to summit Kanchenjunga … Youngest Mountaineer in the world to summit 3 highest peaks of the world i.e. Everest 8849m, K2 8611m and Kanchenjunga 8586m.”
Kanchenjunga is the third tallest mountain of the world, after Everest (8,849m) and K2 (8,611m), and is known among international climbers who visit Nepal during spring climbing season, which runs from March through May. Kanchenjunga is considered a tough mountain to conquer among climbers because of its remote location. The mountain is also notorious for avalanches.
Who is Shehroz Kashif?
Shehroz Kashif, a 20-year-old climber from Lahore, started mountaineering at age of 11 by climbing smaller peaks and then gradually moved on to greater heights. Shehroz also holds the Guinness World Record (GWR) of being the youngest climber to summit the world’s top two tallest mountains, Everest and K2, in the same year within three months. Shehroz had scaled the treacherous K2 and Everest in 2020, when he was only 19 years old.
He aims to become the youngest climber to scale all of the world’s 14 highest peaks. The world’s 14 highest peaks — all above 8,000 meters — are located in the Himalayan and Karakoram Mountain ranges, across Nepal, Tibet and Pakistan.