19-year-old Shehroze Kashif (aka “The Broad Boy”), became the youngest Pakistani to climb Mount Everest (8848m) on Tuesday, as a member of the Seven Summit Treks team.
The Pakistani climber reached the summit in the early hours of this morning. He is the youngest mountaineer in his country to have climbed Everest.
Originally from Lahore, Shehroze began climbing at the age of 11, starting from mountains of 3,000 meters. His passion subsequently took him to 4,000, 6,000 and then 8000 meters.
Kashif climbed Makra Peak (3,885m) at age 11, Musa Ka Massalah (4,080m) and Chembra Peak (4,600m) at age 12, Minglik Sar Shimshal (6,050m) at age 13, K2 Gondogoro K2 Base Camp (5,585m) at 14, Khurdopin Pass (5890m) at 15, Broad Peak (8047m) at 17, Khusar Gang – Alpine Style (6.050m) at age 18 years and now Mount Everest (8,848.86 m) at 19 years.
“After years of wait and prep, the moment has arrived finally so it is getting very hard to control my emotions. I’m bursting with excitement, energy and determination. The last couple of years I have done all I could to prepare and be ready for this moment,” Kashif wrote on his Facebook before setting off.