GILGIT: Abdul Joshi from Hunza made Pakistan proud on Monday as he successfully climbed the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848 meters), and raised the country’s flag on top of the world.
He started the final summit push from camp-4 on the world’s highest peak Everest (8,849m) in Nepal on Sunday at 9 pm, targeting to scale the peak by early Monday morning (today).
Abdul Joshi from Shimshal valley of Hunza in Gilgit-Baltistan is part of a 13-member Everest expedition team led by Nepalese mountaineer Mingma Gyalje Sherpa (Mingma G) of Imagine Nepal.
He is also the first Pakistani to summit Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain in the world at 8,091m, in 2021. He also led a 12-member Pakistani team to the first-ever summit of Passu cones.
Known as a “pathfinder” among mountaineers due to his extraordinary skills, Joshi was part of the team led by Mingma G.
“Fingers crossed for the green flag to be raised once again on the Highest Mountain in the World,” stated Abdul Joshi in a post shared on his official Facebook page on Sunday.
In another post, he said: “Let’s pray our pathfinder crosses this last leg of his very challenging climb in perfect time and safety. Praying for Success. Pakistan Zindabad.”
The summit was confirmed on Joshi’s Facebook page.
“Alhamdulillah! Another triumph for Pakistan! Abdul Joshi has summited Mount Everest – the Highest Mountain in the World. May Allah be praised for all His glory,” the post read.
Joshi is likely to return to the base camp on May 18.