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Sirbaz Khan turns into first Pakistani to scale 9 of world’s 14 highest peaks

Sirbaz Khan
Mountaineer Sirbaz Khan turned the primary Pakistani on Friday to climb 9 of the world’s highest 14 peaks — every of which has a top of greater than 8,000 metres — after he scaled the 8,167-metre-high Dhaulagiri mountain in Nepal, mentioned Alpine Membership of Pakistan Secretary Karrar Haidri.

Sirbaz was a part of the 19-member ‘SST-Dhaulagiri I Expd. 2021 Autumn’ expedition organised by trekking firm Seven Summits Trek.

Based on Seven Summit Trek officers, the climbers summited the world’s seventh highest peak on Friday morning, with Sirbaz elevating Pakistan’s nationwide flag upon reaching the mountain’s prime.

In his latest communication with Daybreak from Dhaulagiri on Thursday, Sirbaz had mentioned he was decided to summit the height on Friday morning.

Dhaulagiri, which types a part of the Himalayas mountain vary, is broadly generally known as one of many hardest peaks to climb on account of its steep sides and bitterly chilly local weather.

As Sirbaz achieved the feat, congratulations poured in for him.

Sajid Ali Sadpara, the son of legendary mountaineer late Mohammad Ali Sadpara and a climber himself, tweeted: “Numerous congratulations to Sirbaz Khan to climb Dhaulagiri . After climbing Daulaghiri he’s first Pakistani to summit 9 8000 mountains.”

Sirbaz, 32, hails from the Aliabad space of Hunza in Gilgit-Baltistan and started his climbing profession in 2016.

In 2019, he turned the primary Pakistani to summit Mount Lhotse, the world’s fourth-highest mountain at 8,516m in Nepal, with out the usage of supplementary oxygen.

Furthermore, he summited the 8,125-metre-high Nanga Parbat in 2017, 8,611-metre-high Okay-2 in 2018 and Broad Peak, which has a top of 8,163 metres in 2019. Earlier this 12 months, he climbed the 8,091-metre-high Anapurna mountain, 8,848-metre-high Everest and eight,035-metre-high Gasherbrum II.

On 4 of those expeditions, he had been accompanied by late Muhammad Ali Sadpara.

Sirbaz is aiming to change into the primary Pakistani to climb all 14 of the world’s highest peaks.

Earlier than setting on the mission to summit Dhaulagiri earlier this month, he had mentioned: “I’m wanting ahead to his expedition and reaching nearer to the dream of my mentor Ali Sadpara, who had the same dream of scaling the 14 highest peaks, however tragically misplaced his life earlier this 12 months throughout a winter expedition on Okay-2.”