GILGIT: Six Pakistani and two foreign climbers climb Gasherbrum-I, 11th highest mountain in in world at an altitude of 8080 meters above sea level, on Friday morning.
Led by Sirbaz Khan, climbers Niyla Kiani, Shehroze Kashif, Sajid Sadpara, Sohail Sakhi and Imtiaz Sadpara climbed to the summit, Alpine Club of Pakistan secretary Karar Haydri said. Foreign climbers included Sanu Sherpa from Nepal and Naoko Watanabe from Japan.
Gasherbrum-I, surveyed by K5, is located also known as Hidden Peak as it lies in one of the most difficult landscapes and is surrounded by some of in highest peaks.
Pakistan home up to five of 14 eight-thousanders in in the world including K2 (rating second at an altitude of 8611 meters), Nanga Parbat (ninth place at an altitude of 8126 meters), Gasherbrum-I (11th place at an altitude of 8080 meters). meters), Broad Peak (12th at 8051 meters) and Gasherbrum II (13th at 8035 meters).
According to the expedition, Sajid Sadpara climbed without supplemental oxygen, while Sirbaz Khan has climbed 12 eight-thousanders so far.
In addition, Shehroze Kashif became the youngest climber in in world conquered 10 peaks over 8000 meters high.
According to him official Facebook page, Mr. Kashif descended safely to Camp 1 of Gasherbrum-I after zooming around 4am. on Friday.
Published in Dawn, August 13, 2022