Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif, 19, on Tuesday became the youngest person to reach the summit of K2 — the world’s second-highest peak at a height of 8,611 metres (28,251 foot) above sea level — with the aid of bottled oxygen.
Hailing from Lahore, Kashif had also scaled the world’s 12th-highest mountain, the 8,047-metre (26,400 foot) Broad Peak, at the age of 17.
In May, he had become the youngest Pakistani to scale Mount Everest — the world’s highest mountain. He had used supplemental oxygen on both his ascents to Broad Peak and Everest.
Before Kashif, Sajid Sadpara, the son of the legendary Muhammad Ali Sadpara, was the youngest person to have climbed K2 using supplementary oxygen. He was 20 at the time.