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PM, President Commend Shehroz Kashif Over His Successful Mt. Everest Summit

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

12th May, 2021. 02:31 pm
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Shehroz Kashif Mt. Everest

Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Dr Arif Alvi have commended Shehroz Kashif, who became the first young mountaineer to conquer the world’s highest Mount Everest.

The tweet by Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said, “Congratulations to 19-year old Shehroz Kashif on being the youngest Pakistani to climb #MountEverest the highest mountain in the world.

Moreover, the President has praised the young climber over his achievement and also wished him good luck in the future.

“Congratulations @Shehrozekashif2 for becoming the youngest Pakistani to scale Mt Everest. We are proud of you. I remember your passionate intention to do so when you visited me in Presidency in Feb. I wish you good luck in the future, now that you have Mt Everest in the bag,” the tweet read.

At the age of just 19 years, Shehroz Kashif becomes the youngest Pakistani to summit Mt. Everest.

He reached the height of 8,848 meters to achieve the summit and set a world record of the youngest Pakistani to do so.

Note that the world’s highest mountain range, Mount Everest is 0.86m higher than had been previously officially calculated, Nepal and China had jointly announced.

Until then the countries had differed over whether to add the snow cap on top. The new height of Mount Everest is 8,848.86m.

China’s previous official measurement of 8,844.43m had put the mountain nearly four metres lower than Nepal’s. Everest stands on the border between China and Nepal and mountaineers climb it from both sides.

According to the officials at Nepal’s department of the survey, surveyors from both countries had coordinated to agree on the new height.

The debate over the actual height of the peak has intensified in recent years over concerns that it might have shrunk after a major earthquake in 2015.

However, disagreements have also focused on whether snow covering the summit should be included.

Earlier in 1990, an American survey used GPS technology to settle on 8,850 metres, with a two-metre margin of error, a height that became widely recognized.

Back in February 2021, Pakistan’s climbing hero Muhammad Ali Sadpara went missing with two other mountaineers, John Snorri from Iceland and Juan Pablo Mohr from Chile during their expedition towards the K2 summit on February 05.

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