ISLAMABAD/LAHORE – Pakistanis Shehroze Kashif and Abdul Joshi continued to shine in the mountaineering world as on Sunday they once again did the nation proud by ascending the peaks of Lhotse and Everest respectively.
“Shehroze summited the 4th highest peak in the world, Lhotse (8516m) at 6:05 a.m. PST,” Karrar Haidri, secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan (ACP) said in a message. He praised the nation for Shehroze’s feat, pointing out that the 20-year-old climber had already made history when on May 5 he summitted Kanchenjunga (8586m) to put his name in the record books. .
“He is the youngest mountaineer in the world as well as the first Pakistani to summit Kanchenjunga. He is the youngest mountaineer in the world to have reached the three highest peaks in the world [Mount Everest 8849m, K2 8611m and Kanchenjunga. Now he has raised the green flag at Everest,” he added.
In another messaged about climber Abdul Joshi’s accomplishment, Haidri said that he had also summited the Everest. According to Haidri Joshi, who belongs to Shimshal Valley of Hunza in Gilgit-Baltistan, was part of a 13-member Everest expedition team, led by Nepalese mountaineer Mingma Gyalje Sherpa (Mingma G) of Imagine Nepal. He has summitted the world’s highest mount.
Abdul Joshi is the first Pakistani to summit Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain in the world at 8,091m, in 2021. He also led a 12-member Pakistani team to the first-ever summit of Passu cones. Mount Everest is Earth’s highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The China–Nepal border runs across its summit point. Its elevation of 8,848.86 m was most recently [in 2020] by the Chinese and Nepalese authorities.
Meanwhile, DG Sports Punjab Javed Chohan praised Pakistani climbers Abdul Joshi and Shehroz Kashif for scaling the world’s tallest peak, Everest and 8516m Lhotse respectively. In his Monday greeting, DG Sports Punjab said Abdul Joshi did a great job climbing the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest at 8848.86m. “Abdul Joshi also had the honor of being the eighth Pakistani to climb Everest.”
Chohan also congratulated Shehroz Kashif for climbing the Lhotse peak and said that Shehroz, who has already climbed the three highest peaks in the world, again hoisted the Pakistani flag with his new feat. “Shehroz, who is the Youth Ambassador of Sports Board Punjab, created history by climbing the peak of Lhotse,” he added.
DG SBP hailed the hard work and passion of the young climbers saying the whole nation is proud of its heroes. He also expressed his best wishes for mountaineer Sarbaz Khan to climb the 3rd highest peak Kanchenjunga of 8586m in Nepal.