GILGIT: Three Pakistani mountaineers and nine international climbers have reached the summit of Gasherbrum-II (8,035m), the world’s 13th highest peak.
On Wednesday, Sajid Ali Sadpara, Shehroze Kashif, and Imtiaz Sadpara, along with nine international climbers, began the summit push of neighbouring Gasherbrum-I (8,080m), known as Hidden Peak. They plan to reach the summit of the world’s 11th highest mountain on Thursday.
According to Karrar Haidri, secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, Shehroze Kashif, also known as Broad Boy, has become the world’s youngest mountaineer to summit nine 8,000m peaks.
On August 8, Kristin Harila of Norway, Liliya Ianovskaia of Canada, Dawa Ongju Sherpa, Pasdawa, and Pema Chhiring Sherpa of Nepal summited Gasherbrum-II. It was Ms Harila’s tenth 8,000m peak in 102 days and her sixth in six months.
Shehroze Kashif, Sajid Sadpara, Imtiaz Sadpara, and other international climbers began their summit push for Gasherbrum-I on Wednesday, with the goal of reaching the peak on Thursday, according to Karrar Haidri. He stated that both peaks were close to each other and that the climbers attempted to scale both peaks in a single weather window.
“After summiting G-II in challenging conditions, Summit Push tonight for G-I,” said Sajid Sadpara, son of legendary mountaineer late Muhammad Ali Sadpara, in a Twitter post.