Shehroze Kashif wants to climb five 8-thousanders by 2022
Shehroze Kashif is a young Pakistani mountain climber. He wants to reach the top of five more peaks that are higher than 8,000 feet this year. The 20-year-old mountaineer told that he will next try to climb Nanga Parbat. It is 8,125m high and the ninth highest peak in the world. He wants to be the youngest mountaineer in the world to reach the top of all 14 peaks over 8,000m. On top of all that, he wants to be the youngest mountaineer to climb Dhaulagiri I and Cho Oyu in September.
It has been confirmed that he will climb Cho Oyu using the Nepalese route instead of the Chinese route. If Shehroze achieves his goal, he will have the honour of climbing 12 peaks that are higher than 8,000 metres. By the end of May, he had already climbed Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu. He had already reached the summits of Everest, K2, Manaslu, and Broad Peak. The young climber has also asked the government and sponsors to help him. To become the youngest person to reach the top of all 14 8,000-meter peaks.
“While I am trying to remain on my track to achieve that record for Pakistan, I am afraid that at some point the lack of funding can halt my progress,” Shehroze said.
“Mountaineering is not an easy thing and it requires a lot of funding for travel to support,” said Shehroze who is also known as “The Broad Boy” — a title he got after summiting The Broad Peak at the age of 17.