ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) – Sirbaz Khan, a 32-year-old Pakistani climber, is the first and only Pakistani to summit all fourteen of the world’s highest peaks.
Khan added another feather to his crown by summiting Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain, which is located on the Nepal-India boundary in the eastern Himalayas. He arrived at camp-IV on the mountain on Friday.
Khan has climbed nine summits higher than 8000 metres, including Mount Everest, Nanga Parbat, K2, and others.
Khan reached the ninth peak of Nepal’s Dhaulagiri mountain last year. The teenage mountaineer also made history as the first Pakistani to summit Dhaulagiri.
In 2019, he became the first Pakistani to climb Nepal’s 8,516m, the world’s fourth-highest peak, without oxygen.
Social media users have praised Sirbaz Khan for his latest accomplishment.