First Pakistani climber scales world’s fourth highest peak

  • Sarbaz Khan has also climbed K2 (8,611m) and Nanga Parbat (8,126m) without using extra oxygen
Pakistan

HUNZA – A young climber from Pakistan has registered his name in the history after scaling Mount Lhotse, the world’s fourth highest peak, in Nepal.

Sarbaz Khan reached the 8,516-metre high summit at 9:47 am on Tuesday, the The Himalayan Times reports.

The young climber from Hunza’s Aliabad has previously climbed K2 (8,611m) and Nanga Parbat (8,126m) without using extra oxygen.

Khan achieved the feat along with a 12-member team of climbers. Likewise, Christina Flampouri has become the first Greece woman to climb the 8,516-meter high summit.

Rope fixing team from Imagine Nepal Treks on Mt Lhotse, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Photo courtesy: Mingma Gyalje Sherpa

According to the Department of Tourism, over 92 climbers from 10 different teams have obtained climbing permits for Mt Lhotse this spring season.

List of summiteers from May 14

  • Sirbaz Khan-Pakistan
  • Dawa Gyalje Sherpa-Rolwaling
  • Kili Pemba Sherpa-Rolwaling
  • Pemba Chote Sherpa-Thame
  • Ang Jangbu Sherpa-Thame
  • Dendi Sherpa-Solukhumbu
  • Tamting Sherpa-Rolwaling
  • Dawa Tenzing Sherpa-Rolwaling
  • Gao Li- China
  • Li Xiaolin- China
  • Christina Flampouri-Greece
  • Antonios Sykaris-Greece

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