Pakistani climbers, Naila Kiani and Shehroze Kashif, have made the nation proud by hitting new milestones in their mountaineering journey. Kashif on Friday became the youngest mountaineer in the world to summit 10 peaks of over 8,000m. While, on Friday has successfully scaled her third peak over 8,000 metres in height, making her the first Pakistani woman to achieve this milestone.
20-year-old Shehroze conquered the 8,080m Gasherbrum-1, the 11th tallest mountain in the world, to set a new record. Kashif Salman, the mountaineer’s father, confirmed that Shehroze had reached the summit at 4:09 am on Friday morning.
The climber has scaled all five eight-thousanders in Pakistan. He surpassed Britain’s Adriana Brownlee’s record of being the youngest climber to achieve the feat just 12 days after her achieving it.
Naila Kiani reached the top of Gasherbrum-1 – the 11th highest mountain in the world – at 7:45am today, despite extreme weather conditions between the C2 and C3 points.
The Dubai-based banker summited K2, the second highest peak in the world, in July. Prior to that, Kiani had ascended the world’s 13th highest mountain, Gasherbrum-II, in 2021.