Sirbaz Khan becomes first Pakistani climber to scale ninth of the world’s 14 highest peaks


ISLAMABAD – Pakistan climber Sirbaz Khan has added another feather to his cap by summiting nine out of total 14 peaks in the world above 8000 meters.

Earlier in the day, the 32-year-old scaled the 8,167-metre-high Dhaulagiri peak, which is known as one of the hardest peaks to climb due to its steep sides and bitter cold climate, in Nepal to make the history.

Khan, who hails from, Aliabad town of Gilgit-Baltistan, had started his expedition on Sunday. He aimed at summiting all the 14 peaks in the world above 8000m.

So far, 44 climbers from across the world have conquered all the 14 peaks and there is no Pakistani among them.

Sirbaz Khan has already scaled Mount Everest, K-2, Broad Peak, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, Manaslu, Gasherbrum and another one.

The expedition had been sponsored by Serena Hotels, under its adventure diplomacy initiative that aimed at fostering adventure sports in Pakistan and providing a supportive environment for the nation’s talented sportspeople to flourish.

Social media users have felicitated Sirbaz Khan on achieving a key milestone.

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