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.
This is something super special and being a Pakistani, I feel very proud to share this news with you all.
Alhamdulillah …. I have finally received my both @GWR (Guinness World Records 😄😄with the support and prayers of my parents.
This is for you Pakistan 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/jOtgEmfxfS
— TheBroadBoy (@Shehrozekashif2) November 9, 2021
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’.
Our young hero @thebroadboy has finally received both @guinnessworldrecords
On 27 July 2021 at 8:10 a.m., Shehroze Kashif made 2 unique World Records by becoming:
1- Youngest Mountaineer in the world to summit K2
2- Youngest and only teenager Mountaineer in the world to su… pic.twitter.com/epIVEJrXiy
— travelution.pk (@Travelutionpk) November 9, 2021
Well done Shehroze. You're a star.https://t.co/h6EAy3Hcnj
— Juliett Alfa Whisky Alfa Delta (@koolchoudhry) November 11, 2021
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.
— Craig Glenday (@craigglenday) November 9, 2021
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.”
Shehroze Kashif be like 😂 🏔 🎖 pic.twitter.com/bu2guuK6Dt
— Waleed bin Khalid (@WaleedVibes) November 9, 2021
Kashif was also congratulated by Secretary of Pakistan’s Alpine club, Karrar Haidri.
Congratulations to Shehroze Kashif! The Guinness World Record had recognized Shehroze Kashif as the world’s youngest climber to summit the world’s top two tallest mountains Everest (8849m) and K2 (8611m) in the same year within 3 months.@KarrarHaidri @Shehrozekashif2 pic.twitter.com/oayQfkS0k6
— Karrar Haidri (@KarrarHaidri) November 10, 2021
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)