Lahore: According to news reports, the Alpine Club of Pakistan (ACP) issued a statement on Wednesday declaring that mountaineer Shehroze Kashif has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s youngest climber to summit the world’s two tallest mountains in the same year.
At the age of 19 years and 138 days, the young mountaineer from Lahore has summited Mount Everest (8,849 metres) and Mount K-2 (8,611 metres). In addition, he holds the record for being the youngest person to summit K-2.
Shehroze Kashif reportedly climbed Everest on May 6 and K2 on July 27. At the age of 11, he submitted his first climb, the 3,885-meter-high Makra Peak, followed by the 4,080-meter-high Musa Ka Musalla. Gondogoro La K2 Base Camp excursion, Khurdo Pin Pass (5,800m) trek, and Khusar Gang, a 6,050m peak he climbed in Alpine style, are among his other climbs.