Pakistani mountaineer Sirbaz Khan has accomplished an extraordinary milestone, establishing himself as the sole Pakistani to conquer thirteen of the world’s highest 14 peaks.
Recently, Khan achieved yet another remarkable feat by reaching the summit of Cho Oyo, an 8,188-meter-high mountain ranking as the sixth highest globally, located in Tibet, China. What makes this achievement even more impressive is that he accomplished it without relying on oxygen support, making him the first Pakistani to scale ten peaks above 8,000 meters without supplemental oxygen.
Khan’s journey to the Cho Oyo summit began at camp-I on the mountain, culminating in his successful ascent on Monday. He is a passionate climber who has now set his sights on scaling the Shishapangma peak, standing at 8,027 meters. If he succeeds in this endeavor, he will have accomplished his ambitious goal of conquering all 14 of the world’s highest peaks.
Notably, in 2019, Khan etched his name in history by becoming the first Pakistani to reach the summit of the world’s fourth-highest mountain, standing at 8,516 meters in Nepal, achieving this remarkable feat without the use of supplementary oxygen.