At only 21, Shehroze Kashif, hailing from Lahore, Pakistan, has not only set a new record by reaching the real summit of Mount Manaslu, but he has also become a young Pakistani climber who sets new records. This mountain, ranked as the world’s eighth tallest, stands at an impressive 8,163 meters. Shehroze’s father, Kashif Salman, confirmed the news, saying his son had conquered the peak at 5:01 a.m. on a recent Wednesday morning.
This achievement isn’t just another feather in Shehroze’s cap; it also marks him as the youngest Pakistani to reach the true top of Mount Manaslu. Notably, this was his second climb up this specific Himalayan peak in Nepal. During his first attempt in the prior year, he made it to what was initially believed to be the summit, only to find out later that the real peak was a little higher.
Despite getting a certificate for his first climb, Shehroze didn’t count on it and returned to reach the true summit, showcasing his determination and talent.
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Young Climber Shehroze Targets Final 8,000-Meter Peaks in China
Already an esteemed name in the mountaineering community, Shehroze is the youngest climber worldwide to have summited 12 out of the 14 peaks higher than 8,000 meters. He has his eyes set on two more challenges: scaling Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth-tallest mountain with a height of 8,188 meters, and Shishapangma, which stands 14th at 8,027 meters. Later this month, Shehroze plans to journey to China with the aim of conquering these last two mountains, furthering his quest to become the youngest person to ascend all of the world’s peaks above 8,000 meters.