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The Broad Boy Summits 8080m Gasherbrum-1: Shehroze Kashif Becomes Youngest To Summit 10 8-Thousanders

Pakistan’s 20-year-old alpine hero Shehroze Kashif has added another feather to his cap by becoming the youngest ever climber in the world to summit 10 peaks of over 8,000m when he reached atop 8080m world’s 11th tallest peak gasherbrum-1 in Pakistan.

Shehroze reached the summit at 4:09 am this morning.

With g-1, Shehroze has also completed the feat of scaling all five 8-thousanders in Pakistan by being the youngest to do so.

The young mountaineer surpassed Britain’s Adriana Brownlee’s record of being the youngest to scale 10 peaks of 8,000m just after 12 days of her achieving the feat.

Brownlee, 21, had achieved the feat when she reached atop K2 on 30th July.

Both mountaineers are eyeing the record of being the youngest mountaineers to scale all 14 peaks of over 8,000m in the world.

The young Pakistani mountaineer had earlier this week summited Gasherbrum-1 at 8035m.

With 10 peaks already to his credit, Shehroze is now eyeing to summit the world’s 6th highest mountain Cho Oyu, 7th highest mountain Dhaulagiri-1 and 14th highest peak Shishapangma this year before going to annapurna-1 in March next year.

Shehroze is also known as “the broad boy”, a title he got after scaling the world’s 12 highest mountain the broad peak in 2019 at the age of 17.

In 2021, he became the youngest mountaineer to climb K2 at the age of 19. The same year he also scaled Mt. Everest and Manaslu.