A nineteen-year-old Pakistani climber, Shehroze Kashif, on Tuesday became the youngest mountaineer to summit K2, the world's second highest peak.

The amazing feat from Shehroze came about two months after he became the youngest climber to summit the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest as part of the SST Expedition 2021.

A passionate climber, Shehroze first started climbing at the age of 11, summiting the Makra Peak [3,385m]. Moving on from there, he aced Musa Ka Massalah [4.080m], aged 12, followed by the Chembra Peak [4,600m].

This was followed by Minglik Sar Shimshal [6,050m] at age 13, the K2 Gondogoro La K2 Base Camp [5,585m] at age 14 and Khurdopin Pass [5,890m] at age 15.

At 17 years of age, he climbed Broad peak [8,047m] earning the title '' The Broad Boy'' and reached the peak of Khusar Gang-Alpine Style [6,050m] at 18 years of age.

At the age of 19, he conquered Mount Everest, the world's highest peak at 8849m, becoming one of the youngest in the country to do so. 

Winds on K2's peak can blow at more than 200 kilometres per hour [125 miles per hour] and temperatures drop to minus 60 degrees Celsius [minus 76 degree Fahrenheit].

Unlike Mount Everest, which has been topped by thousands of climbers young and old, K2 is much less travelled.

On Sunday, Scottish climber Rick Allen died while attempting to summit the world's second-highest peak.

Allen was killed after being hit by by an avalanche while attempting a new route on the mountain over the weekend. His body was recovered on Sunday evening. [The Express Tribune]


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