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Youngest summiteer | The Express Tribune

Another mountain and another Pakistani has done the country proud through a feat of superhuman strength. Shehroze Kashif, a 19-year-old from Lahore, has managed to become the youngest Pakistani ever to summit the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest. He joins a very exclusive club of Pakistanis who have managed to summit the world’s tallest mountain. Pakistan, which hosts five of the 14 mountains which are higher than 8,000 metres, including the world’s second-highest peak in K2, has continuously produced talented and dedicated climbers for decades now. Among the most well-known of them are Nazir Sabir as well as late Hassan Sadpara and late Ali Sadpara (not related).

These are individuals who have been consumed with a passion for the mountain, to reach summits and enjoy a view reserved only for those who have dared and those who have overcome not just their will but also the limitations of their bodies to go where people normally do not venture. Some of these brave…

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