Nepal’s main climbing body said that Shehroze Kashif climbed the 8,163-meter (26,781-foot) Manaslu peak again on Tuesday, making him the youngest person in the world to climb 12 peaks over 8,000 metres.
The Alpine Club of Pakistan said in a statement that Shehroze Kashif, who is 21 years old, reached the top of Manaslu peak in Nepal. This is the eighth highest mountain peak in the world.
— Shehroze Kashif (broadboy) (@Shehrozekashif2) September 20, 2023
Karrar Haidri, the secretary general of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, said that he and other hikers had reached the top of Manaslu in September 2021, but the record was not recognised because they found a different way to get there.
The opening of the new path, “Rolwaling Diversion,” made news and made people wonder where the real top of the mountain is.
Alpinists all over the world, though, praised the hikers’ method for finding a new way to reach the real peak.
Shehroze Kashif has already climbed the world’s two tallest mountains, Mount Everest and K2. He was the youngest climber to reach the top of the world and the youngest climber from Pakistan to reach the world’s second-tallest peak.
Kashif, who is from Lahore, started climbing when he was 11 years old. He gradually climbed peaks from 3,000 metres (9,842 feet) to 8,000 metres (26,246 feet) high before he climbed Mount Everest and K2.
In 2013, when he was only 11 years old, he climbed the 3,885-meter (12,746-foot) Makra Peak in Mansehra district.
In 2019, he went to the Gilgit-Baltistan region to climb the 8,047-meter-high (26,401-foot-high) Broad Peak. This won him the nickname “The Broad Boy.”