Shehroze Kashif became the youngest person in the world to reach the summit of K2
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A 19-year old Pakistani climber on 27th July, 2021 became the youngest person in the world to reach the summit of K2, the second-higehst peak in the world.
Before Kashif, Sajid Sadpara, the son of the legendary climber Muhammad Ali Sadpara, was the youngest person to have climbed K2 at the age of 20.
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He achived the feat of scaling the 8,611-metre high peak with the aid of bottled oxygen.
Kashif also scaled the world's 12th-highest mountain, the 8,047-metre Broad Peak, at the age of 17.
Pakistan, Nepal and China are home to the 14 highest peaks in the world, also known as the 8,000 ers.
Both K2 and Nanga Parbat are considered as the most difficult and challenging by the climbers.
Regarded by many as a 'savage mountain' due to its difficult topography and unpredictable weather, K2 falls in the Karakoram range between the Gilgit-Baltistan region in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and China and is 8,611-metres (28,250ft) high.
K2 is also referred to as Mount Godwin-Austen in honour of Henry Godwin-Austen, an early explorer of the region.
K2 is the sole 8000 m peak that has never been reached by anyone from its East Face or during winter time.