Sirbaz Khan, a 32-year-old Pakistani climber, has made history by being the first Pakistani to summit nine of the world’s fourteen tallest peaks.
According to reports in local media citing Alpine Club of Pakistan Secretary Karrar Haidri, Khan accomplished the latest accomplishment after ascending Nepal’s 8,167-meter-high Dhaulagiri peak earlier today (Friday).
The Hunza-based mountaineer was part of the 19-person ‘SST-Dhaulagiri I Expd. 2021 Autumn’ expedition. It was also stated that the climbers summited the world’s seventh highest peak, with Pakistani mountaineers hoisting Pakistan’s national flag upon reaching the summit.
The world’s seventh tallest mountain is part of the Himalayas mountain range and is well-known for being one of the more difficult summits due to its steep slopes and severely cold environment. Khan has already ascended eight summits exceeding 8000 metres in height, including Mount Everest, Nanga Parbat, K2, and others. The young mountaineer was also the first Pakistani to summit Dhaulagiri. In 2019, he has become the first Pakistani to reach the top of the world’s fourth-highest mountain, 8,516m in Nepal, without the need of supplemental oxygen.
Sirbaz Khan wants to be the first Pakistani to climb all 14×8000 mountains in the globe.
The following are the summits:
• 8125-M Nanga Parbat (2017) • K2 8611-M (2018)
• 8047-M Broad Peak (2019)
• 8163-M Manaslu (2019)
• 8516-M Lhotse Peak (2019)
• 8091-M Anapurna (2021)
• 8848-M Everest (2021)
• Dhaulagiri 8167-M • Gasherbrum II 8035-M