Sajid Sadpara, a Pakistani mountaineer, succeeded the world’s 12th highest peak, Broad Peak, in a single push from basecamp on Wednesday.
Sadpara, the son of famed mountaineer Ali Sadpara, climbed the 8,051-meter peak without the help of Sherpas, or local guides.
Sadpara has now climbed all five of Pakistan’s eight-thousanders without the use of supplemental oxygen.
Sajid intends to climb all 14 eight-thousanders without the need of supplemental oxygen.
In June, he successfully ascended Nanga Parbat without the assistance of supplemental oxygen or Sherpas.
Without supplementary oxygen, he has also climbed K2 (8,611m), Gasherbrum-I (8,080m), and Gasherbrum-II (8,035m) in Pakistan, as well as Manaslu (8,163m) in Nepal.
Sajid has also accomplished the rare accomplishment of ascending Mount Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen or the assistance of Sherpas in May 2023.
Earlier on Tuesday, Naila Kiani, a prominent mountaineer from Pakistan, began her journey to the summit of Broad Peak, where she had already reached camp two at 6,100 metres.
By ascending Broad Peak, Naila will have climbed all five highest peaks in Pakistan and will be the first Pakistani woman to do so.
If the weather does not change, Naila will reach the peak of Broad Peak before the end of the month.
The mountaineer recently became the first Pakistani woman to reach the 8,126-meter top of Nanga Parbat, also known as the ‘Killer Mountain’ due to its high fatality rate. The mountain features a difficult ascent as well as the dangers of unstable glaciers, avalanches, and storms.
In Pakistan, she has also climbed K2, Nanga Parbat, Gesherbram 1 and Gesherbram 2.
In May, she also climbed Mount Lhotse in Nepal, the world’s fourth highest mountain at 8,516 metres, after Mount Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga.
In May, she received the third-highest civilian award, the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, in honour of her successful summit of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.