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Shehroze Kashif in Guinness Records is the pride of Pakistan—youngest to scale Everest, K2

The 19-year-old from Lahore was also the youngest Pakistani to scale Everest on 6 May this year.

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New Delhi: Pakistan’s blue-eyed boy who was the youngest mountaineer in the world to scale Mt. Everest and K2 in the same year, Shehroze Kashif, finally got his name added to the Guinness World Records Wednesday.

 

Kashif was 19 years and 138 days when he achieved this feat on 27 July 2021. Taking to Twitter, ‘TheBroadBoy’, as he calls himself, said he had finally received both his world records.

“This is for you Pakistan,” he said.

The news was received with much excitement as many Pakistanis called him the pride of the country.

While some called him a ‘star’ others referred to him as a ‘young hero’.

Kashif was also congratulated by editor-in-chief of the Guinness World Records – Craig Glenday.

“Will save a space in the next edition of the @GWR book!” said Glenday.

 

Some Pakistanis got innovative and used a meme of rapper Snoop Dogg to imitate Kashif. The meme said: “I want to thank me for believing in me.”

 

Kashif was also congratulated by Secretary of Pakistan’s Alpine club, Karrar Haidri.

The 19-year-old from Lahore, who is no stranger to breaking records, is also the youngest Pakistani to have scaled Everest on 6 May this year. He had scaled K2 at the end of July, climbing both peaks in less than three months.

Before Kashif, it was Sajid Sadpara (also from Pakistan) who had held the record of being the youngest person to climb K2. Sadpara was 20 at the time.

Sajid Sadpara is also the son of legendary mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara.

Earlier this year, Muhammad Ali Sadpara and two others, while attempting to scale K2, went missing. And after an unsuccessful search mission of over two weeks, were declared dead.

The father-son duo were trying to summit K2 without any oxygen, something never done before in winters. Sajid Sadpara turned back just before the death zone as he fell ill.

(Edited by Anurag Chaubey)

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