Teen climber Shehroze Kashif confronts mortality and history on K2 summit
Teen climber Shehroze Kashif confronts mortality and history on K2 summit

Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif faced many dangers climbing the planet’s tallest peaks, but his toughest moment came when he passed the corpse of his hero on the savage slopes of K2.

Kashif was 19 years and 138 days old when in July he became the youngest person to summit both Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, and K2, the second-highest.

It was on K2, just below the infamous stretch known as the Bottleneck, that he passed the bodies of Iceland’s John Snorri, Chile’s Juan Pablo Mohr and Pakistani climbing legend Ali Sadpara.

“The most emotional moment for me was going on past those climbers, the dead body of Pakistan’s national hero,” Kashif told AFP in an interview.

This month, the Guinness Book of World Records officially declared him the youngest person to climb K2 and the youngest to climb both the world’s two highest mountains.

Kashif summited Everest, which at 8,849 metres is the world’s tallest peak, in May.

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