Pakistani climber scales ‘Mother of Clouds’
Pakistani climber Wajidullah Nagri has scaled the world’s most difficult peak, Rakaposhi, also known as the ‘Mother of Clouds’.
According to a report by a private news agency, Wajidullah Nagri had teamed up with two foreign mountaineers to climb the world’s most difficult peak in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, after which he has become the second Pakistani to climb the peak.
The altitude of Rakaposhi is 8,000 meters above sea level, while the distance between the peak and the base camp is more than 5,000 meters.
Due to the distance between the base camp and the peak, climbers find the peak adventure very difficult, while Colonel Sher Khan was the first Pakistani climber to mount the peak in 1979.
It should be noted that Rakaposhi is the 27th highest peak in the world which is called mother of clouds or mother of mist.
On June 17, the successful ascent of Mount Everest by Pakistani mountaineer Sirbaz Khan was feted at a reception here by Serena Hotels.
Sirbaz on May 12 had summited the world’s tallest peak as part of ‘Mission 14’, his quest to scale all 14 peaks over 8000m around the world. He has scaled seven till now and seven more are left.
At the event, the phenomenal journey of Sirbaz Khan was highlighted and celebrated. Hailing from Hunza, he began climbing as a mountain guide and kitchen crew member with international climbing expeditions for over 11 years before becoming a professional mountaineer. The most remarkable thing about his expeditions is that he uses no supplemental oxygen, which is a testament to his grit and talent.
“I am proud of raising Pakistan’s flag on top of the world, for which I thank Allah Almighty,” Sirbaz had said. He had also appreciated his teammate in the expedition, Shehroze Kashif, who became the youngest Pakistani to scale Mountain Everest at 19 years of age.