19-year-old Pakistani becomes youngest to summit K2. Is it right to deliberately risk one's life to set a world record?

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Mountain climbing has become a pattern in Pakistan. The incredible Muhammad Ali Sadpara set the objective to summit the world’s second-most elevated mountain rage K2, yet couldn’t achieve it because of significant reasons. After his demise, numerous young mountain climbers set the objective to proceed with his heritage and to establish the worldwide best.

A 19-year-old Pakistani has become the foremost, youthful individual to summit K2, the world’s second most elevated mountain, the Alpine Club of Pakistan said on Tuesday. Shehroze Kashif, a resident of Lahore arrived at the 8,611 meters (28,251 foot) highest point at 8:10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Kashif, who started moving in his initial youngsters, scaled the world’s twelfth most noteworthy mountain, 8,047-meter (26,400 foot) Broad Peak, at 17 years old. In May, he turned into the most youthful Pakistani to scale Mount Everest, the world’s most elevated mountain. He presently holds an extra record as the most youthful individual to have summited K2 and Everest.

A few of Pakistan’s most youthful climbers have been on K2 as of late. Sajid Ali Sadpara, who in 2019 turned into the most youthful to climb K2 at 20 years old, is essential for a campaign there to discover the body of his dad, who disappeared alongside two different climbers in February.

On Monday, sherpas attaching ropes for climbers about 300m under a deterrent known as the Bottleneck found the remains of Muhammad Ali Sadpara of Pakistan, Iceland’s John Snorri, and Chile’s Juan Pablo Mohr. That very day, Samina Baig, 30, said she was leaving an endeavor to the highest point of the mountain on account of perilous conditions. Baig turned into the most youthful Pakistani lady to scale Mount Everest in 2013.

But the question is why do they risk their lives to summit the mountains? Ascending a portion of the world’s tallest mountains, you enter the demise zone when you are 8,000 meters from ocean level–where oxygen is 34% of the focus it is on the ground beneath. Moving here is perhaps the most perilous type of travel industry there is. For mountain dwellers, the most tempting objective is to ascend the world’s 14 most noteworthy pinnacles, all of which stretch into the passing zone. Death is consistently present there. Mountain climbers face a serious lack of fundamental offices; food and shelter. High height disorder otherwise called Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can cause mind harm and health-related crises whenever disregarded. Absence of legitimate preparing assets. After realizing that Pakistan doesn’t have the means, purposely placing your life in a difficult situation is idiocy.

What’s your stance on this? Let us know in the comment section below.


I think it’s a passion to do some adventures in boring life :confused:


After realizing that our beloved country doesn’t have the proper means and facilities, deliberately putting your life in a difficult sort of adventures is nothing but idiocy.

Pakistan should have proper means to promote tourism and to aid climbers in setting records.

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Omg!!! Big round of applause for him :fire::raised_hands: proud Pakistanii :heart_eyes:


But then again, for people their entire life is centered on their passion. If people stop taking risks for fear of failure, the world would go nowhere. I think instead of terming their hard work as idiocy, we should improve facilities for such passionate people so they can pursue what they love safely.

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I don’t think so it’s a type of idiocy ,kpk government provides all safety measures not just to local residence but foreigners too(even provide security to foreigners),and btw they choose this path for them,not anyone force them to put their life in threats and they are (mountain climbers) aware from all type of safety measures and challenges that they have to face in their mountains journey.

Exactly! We need to pursue things rather than we quit bcz of our fear😔

Mission to post this and spark a discussion have been accomplished. :relaxed: