Youngest Pakistani who scaled K2 is protected after going lacking


ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani man who grew to become the youngest climber of one of many world’s highest mountains is protected after going lacking throughout an expedition to a different peak, an official stated Thursday.

Shehroze Kashif scaled K2 at age 19 final yr. He and one other Pakistani, Fazal Ali, went lacking earlier this week after scaling Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth-highest peak. That prompted the nation’s army to launch a seek for them.

The 2 climbers scaled Nanga Parbat on Tuesday however apparently encountered hassle whereas descending.

Nanga Parbat is called “Killer Mountain” due to its harmful circumstances.

On Thursday, Karrar Haidri, the secretary of the Alpine Membership of Pakistan, instructed The Related Press that each the climbers have been noticed the day past. “They’re protected. They’re descending on their very own,” he stated. He stated the unhealthy climate hampered the rescue mission.

In an announcement, the army additionally stated it despatched helicopters to pluck the climbers however the unhealthy climate was an impediment to reaching them. The assertion stated the military had carried out a “high-risk” mission to rescue the climbers since Wednesday.

Aside from dispatching helicopters, the army additionally despatched a floor search group comprising high-altitude porters, it stated. It stated the helicopters will resume the rescue mission Thursday if the climate improves.

In an announcement Thursday, Kashif’s father, Kashif Salman confirmed that his son and Ali have been protected and thanked military officers.

Yearly, a whole bunch of native and international climbers attempt to scale K2, Nanga Parbat and the world’s different highest mountains situated within the north.

Kashif in 2021 additionally scaled Mount Everest, which is 237 meters (777 ft) taller than K2.

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