Sirbaz Khan, a 32-year-old Pakistani climber, has become the first and only Pakistani to scale ten of the world’s fourteen tallest peaks.
Khan put another feather to his crown by summiting Kanchenjunga, the world’s third-highest peak, which is located in the eastern Himalayas on the Nepalese border. On Friday, he arrived at the mountain’s camp-IV. Khan had already scaled nine peaks above 8000 meters, including Mount Everest, Nanga Parbat, K2, and others.
Khan scaled Nepal’s Dhaulagiri mountain last year, reaching the ninth summit. The young climber also holds the distinction of being the first Pakistani to summit Dhaulagiri. He became the first Pakistani to climb Nepal’s 8,516m, the world’s fourth-highest mountain, without using supplemental oxygen, in 2019.
Sirbaz Khan has been praised on his newest feat by social media users.
— Sajid Ali Sadpara (@sajid_sadpara) May 7, 2022
Sirbaz Khan climbs his 10th 8-thousander peak, becoming the only Pakistani to achieve this feat.
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