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The 20-year-old Shehroze Kashif breaking records, summits all 14 of the world’s highest mountains

Shehroze Kashif, a 20-year-old from Pakistan, attained the summit of 8,035-meter Gasherbrum-II, the planet’s 13th-highest peak, on August 8, shattering Adriana Brownlee’s record for being the youngest person to reach all eight 8000-meter mountains.

After climbing the Broad Peak in Pakistan, Adriana reached her ninth peak on July 20. When she ascended K2 on July 30, she also set a record by becoming the youngest person to reach the top of 10 peaks higher than 8,000 meters.

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Shehroze Kashif will probably soon surpass this mark as well. The teenage mountaineer will climb Gasherbrum I, the world’s 11th-highest peak at 8,080 meters, after leaving Gasherbrum II, according to his crew.

On July 27, 2021, Shehroze Kashif reached the top of K2, becoming the youngest person ever to do so. On May 11, 2021, he reached the top of Everest, becoming the youngest Pakistani. Sports Board Punjab appointed him the youth ambassador of Punjab, Pakistan, following his ascent of Mount Everest.

At the young age of 17, Kashif ascended Broad Peak, earning the nickname “The Broad Boy.” At age 11, he began mountain climbing. At the age of 12, he ascended Makra Peak, followed by Musa ka Musalla and Chembra Peak, Mingli Sar in Shimshal at the age of 13, Khurdopin Pass at the age of 15, and Khosar Gang at the age of 18.

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Shehroze Kashif won two Guiness World Records prior to his most recent record-breaking summit for being the youngest to climb Broad Peak and K2.

Shehroze Kashif conquered Mount Lhotse in Nepal, the fourth-highest mountain in the world, in the same month as Kangchenjunga, making him the youngest person in history and the first person from Pakistan to do it.

Shehroze Kashif summited Nanga Parbat in July 2022 and then vanished between Camp 4 and Camp 3. He was, however, found soon after.

The 20-year-old climber wants to hold the record for being the youngest person to summit all 14 of the world’s highest peaks.

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