Pakistani couple sets new record by summiting world’s eighth-highest peak in Nepal

Lahore-based Ahmed Uzair and Anum Uzair became the first Pakistani couple to successfully summit the world’s eighth-highest peak, Mount Manaslu, standing tall at 8,163 meters in Nepal.

The historic ascent took place on September 24 under the leadership of the renowned mountaineering company Seven Summit Treks, with the couple being accompanied by three skilled Sherpas.

“Congratulations to Ahmed and Anum Uzair who successfully climbed the eighth highest peak, Mt. Manaslu (8163m), this morning,” Seven Summit Treks wrote on social media platform X, previously Twitter.

“They are the first Pakistani couple to achieve (climb 8,000m peak) this feat.”

Karrar Haidri, Secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, also expressed his pride in the Uzair duo, affirming that they had “created history” by reaching the summit of Manaslu.

“Pakistan feels incredibly proud of this outstanding accomplishment by Ahmed and Anum,” he exclaimed.

Their achievement not only made the country proud but also drew admiration from fellow climbers, including Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif, who recently conquered Manaslu himself and warmly congratulated the couple.

About the daring couple

Ahmed and Anum Uzair are no strangers to the world of trekking and exploration, boasting an impressive climbing record that includes conquering Minglik Sar (6,050 meters) in the Shimshal Valley of Hunza and the Hisper Peak (5,246 meters) in Nagar.

Remarkably, as parents of two children, they now became the first Pakistani couple to achieve the remarkable feat of scaling an 8,000-meter peak.

While Mr. Uzair practices law as a barrister and Ms. Anum is a forensic doctor, their aspirations in the world of mountaineering remain high. Following their triumphant ascent of Manaslu, they have ambitious plans to conquer more peaks in the future.

Their achievement garnered widespread recognition and admiration, with mountaineers and members of civil society extending their congratulations to the couple while eagerly praying for their safe return.

In a separate development, on Thursday, Pakistani climbers Naila Kiani and Sirbaz Khan also celebrated their successful ascent of Manaslu Peak. Their summit attempt commenced on Wednesday from camp 3, marking a historic milestone for Ms. Kiani, who became the first Pakistani woman to conquer nine out of the 14 highest mountains in the world with her Manaslu triumph.

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