By Naveed Murtaza
Sarbaz Khan became the first Pakistan climber on Tuesday to scale Mount Lhotse, world’s fourth highest peak, in Nepal.
Sarbaz Khan has also climbed K2 (8,611m) and Nanga Parbat (8,126m) without using extra oxygen
Sarbaz Khan is on mission to Climb Mt Everst without Oxygen
Islamabad- Sarbaz Khan aged 33 hailing from Hunza Valley Gilgit Baltistan the young climber reached the 8,516-metre high summit at 9:47 am on May 14. He achieved this goal along with a 12-member team of climbers.
Mt Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8,516 metres, after Mount Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga. Part of the Everest massif, Lhotse is connected to the latter peak via the South Col. Lhotse means “South Peak” in Tibetan
At least 12 climbers successfully reached the top of the world’s fourth highest mountain this morning.
Gyanendra Shrestha, a liaison officer at the Everest base camp, told THT that at least seven members and five rope-fixing Sherpa climbers stood atop Mt Lhotse becoming the season’s first team to scale the 8,516-metre peak at 9:47 am.
Kili Pemba Sherpa and Tamting Sherpa from Rolwaling, Pemba Chote Sherpa and Ang Jangbu Sherpa from Thame, as well as Dendi Sherpa from Solukhumbu opened the climbing route to Mt Lhotse summit, Mingma Gyalje Sherpa, Chairman at Imagine Nepal Treks, told THT from the base camp
Other members of the expedition who scaled the mountain include Gao Li and Li Xiaolin from China, Christina Flampouri and Antonios Sykaris from Greece, and Sirbaz Khan from Pakistan. Dawa Gyalje Sherpa and Dawa Tenji Sherpa also successfully climbed Mt Lhotse guiding the world climbers, Sherpa added.
Christina became the first woman climber from Greece to scale Mt Lhotse while Khan became the first Pakistani climber to stand atop the world’s fourth highest peak, according to Shrestha.
According to the Department of Nepal Tourism, over 92 climbers from 10 different teams have obtained climbing permits for Mt Lhotse this spring season.
Sarbaz Khan founded Mission Summit 14
The sole aim of Mission Summit 14 is to summit all 14 eight thousander peaks of the world and mark Pakistan in the map of the mountaineering world. To achieve his goal, he formed an efficient team of four mountain climbers who will not only manage the expeditions but also market them.
He joined tourism industry as a mode of earning, but later it converted in to his passion
Sarbaz Khan an emerging young Mountaineer hailing from Hunza valley, left for Nepal on 4th April to conquer the world highest peak, Mount Everest 8848 meters and Mount Lohtse without Oxygen as a part of his sole aim to summit 14 peaks of 8 thousanders and mark Pakistan in the map of mountaineering world.
As he now he became firts pakistani mountaneer to conquer Mount Lohtse and He will be the first Pakistani Mountaineer to summit Everest without Oxygen.
In Summer Sarbaz Khan has also climbed K2 (8,611m) and Nanga Parbat (8,126m) without using extra oxygen 2018. Both the mountains were 8000+m above sea level and Ranked 2nd and 9th highest mountain in the world. Because of his exceptional strength of adaptability to high altitude he didn’t usebottled Oxygen on both mountains
His expedition has being sponsored by Serena Hotels Through its sports diplomacy.
The professional long term goal of Mission Summit 14 includes promoting climbing throughout Gilgit Baltistan and nearby mountainous localities Conclusively, Their agenda is to support people who cannot participate in such programs due to financial instability and work towards building a community of climbers at par with
international climbers throughout the world.