Adriana Brownlee, a British climber who is 21 years old, is now the youngest person to have reached the top of most peaks over 8,000 meters. She did this by climbing K2, which was her 10th peak over 8,000 meters, two more than Pakistan’s Shehroze Kashif. Adriana is also the youngest British climber who has ever reached the top of K2. Her team said that Adriana and Gelje Sherpa reached the top of K2 at 6:30 a.m. yesterday. Adriana Brownlee summits K2 is news of the day. Read out the complete details down below with us!
Adriana Brownlee summits K2
The young mountainer tried to get the top of the mountain with extra oxygen, but she changed her mind. Adri had already reached the top of Pakistan’s The Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat, but it’s unlikely that she will get the top of Gasherbrum I and II this season.
The 21-year-old wants to be the youngest climber in the world to reach the top of all 14 peaks that are higher than 8,000 meters. She still needs to climb Gasherbrum I (8,080 meters) and II (8,034 meters) in Pakistan, Cho Oyu (8,188 meters) in Nepal, and Shishapangma (8,027 meters) in Tibet to get the title. Shehroze Kashif, who is from Pakistan and is one year younger than Adriana, has reached the top of eight peaks over 8,000 meters and is currently on his way to reaching the top of GI and GII. If Shehroze can reach the top of both this season, he will beat Adriana’s record for being the youngest climber to reach the top of the most eight-thousanders.
Shehroze wants to be the youngest climber in the world to reach the top of all 14 peaks over 8,000 meters. This is the same goal that Adriana has. Adriana has climbed Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna 1, Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak and K2 whereas Shehroze has scaled Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Manaslu, Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat.
“She went to C4 without O2 and plan was to summit with no O2 — but overnight snow meant Adri and Gelje had to trailblaze the route from C4 to the summit — so long and difficult,” Adriana’s team informed this correspondent.
“Gelje and I were going to attempt a summit without O2, however, after reaching 8,000 meters without sleeping, the snow in the night didn’t stop and it was then impossible for us to trailblaze without O2. But now I know I can do it,” Adri posted on her social media.