Pakistan is a nation of talented people who never cease to make us proud. Shehroze Kashif, a 15-year old from Lahore is the youngest mountaineer in Pakistan. He started out with his first expedition at the age of 12. In the last 3 years, he has scaled mountain peaks that are more than 4,000 meters in altitude.
The young mountaineer has surmounted the infamous Gondogora Pass (5700 meters) which is just 25km south of the K2. In fact, he has also conquered Minglik Sir, which is his highest personal record to date at 6050 meters.
Shehroze was particularly curious about what his father and his trekking experience but unfortunately, during those early years he wasn’t allowed to go trekking with them due to severe weather conditions.
Eventually, Shehroze and his father, Kashif, came back to Shogran a week later, hired a porter and before long, the 12 year old had scaled his first peak. From there on, it was peaks after peaks. His next trekking trip was to Musa Ka Musalla (4080m), which he also did at the age of 12 back in 2014. In fact, he went there 2 times, once in summers and once during the winters.
Shehroze is ready for more adventures and wants to scale as many peaks as possible. He is currently off for another expedition at the Khurdopin Pass. For the unaware, Khurdopin is considered one of the most dangerous and challenging Passes around the world.