Pakistani climbers Sirbaz Ali, Shehroze Kashif climb 5th highest peak in the world


Pakistani climbers Sirbaz Ali and Shehroze Kashif reached another milestone on Saturday morning when the duo reached Mount Makalu in Nepal, the 5th highest peak in the world.

They reached the peak around 7:00 PKT after beginning the final push of the summit on Friday evening.

With this achievement, Shehroze Kashif became the youngest climber in the world to reach the top five peaks, as well as the third Pakistani to summit 7 out of 14 eight-thousandths of the world.

Shehroze sent two small messages in satellite communication from the summit on Saturday morning “top” and “project completed”, announcing the success of his visit to Nepal in record style.

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He had already known Kanchenjunga and Lhotse and became the only Pakistanis to reach three peaks back to back, 8-thousandths within 23 days.

Known as “Broad Boy”, the 20-year-old mountaineer has already Summited Mount Everest, K2, Manaslu, and Broad Peak.

Confirming the Shehroze summit, Karar Haideri, the secretary of the Pakistan Alpine Club stated that “today 28 May 2022 at 6:56 a.m. PST, Shehroze Kashif has summited Makalu 8463m – 5th highest mountain in the world.”

His summit manager, Saad Munawar, said Sirbaz had reached the summit around 7:00 am. He also announced to consecrate the summit to “Appo Ali”, alpinist Ali Raza Sadpara who died yesterday after succumbing to his injury.

He also confirmed that Sirbaz reached Makalu but did not use additional oxygen.

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