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Shehroze Kashif Feels Gloomy About Pakistan’s Future in Mountaineering

Shehroze Kashif, questions local climbing scene, eyes world record.

Shehroze Kashif asserted that he did not get any backing despite making Pakistan proud internationally.

In a Sunday exclusive conversation with Geo News, Kashif declare, “I’m compell to confess that sportsmen have no respect in Pakistan. I’m terribly unhappy.”

“The Minister of Inter-Provincial Coordination [Ehsan-ur-Rehman Mazari] has already made ten commitments to support me, but not a single one has been kept to date.

“I’ve met almost everyone so far, even the President [Arif Alvi], but these meetings don’t matter to me anymore as no one wants to support mountaineering in Pakistan,” the author went on to say.

The youngest mountaineer wants to set a record for being the youngest person to climb all 14 peaks higher than 8,000 meters.

Mingma Gyabu “David” Sherpa, who reached the top of all 14 peaks by the age of 30 years and 166 days, is currently the youngest person to climb every mountain higher than 8,000 meters.

His final ascent was Shisha Pangma on 29 October 2019, and his first ascent was Everest on 23 May 2010.

Kashif became the youngest mountaineer in the world to climb all 10 peaks above 8,000 meters in August of last year when he ascended Mount Gasherbrum I (8,080m).

At the age of 17, Kashif conquered Mount Broad Peak (8,051m), earning the nickname “The Broad Boy,” and thus his quest began.

He was the youngest person to climb K2 (8,511m) when he conquered it at the age of 19.

Following a diagnosis of a torn L5-S1 disc, which serves as a shock absorber to safeguard the vertebrae during spine motions, Kashif also underwent spinal surgery last year.

Kashif concludes:

“I’m fully recovered now from surgery, and I’ll start climbing again in March of this year.”

He also holds the Guinness World Record for being the youngest climber to conquer both K2 and Everest (8,848m) in the same calendar year.

 

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