Pakistani climbers summit ‘world’s most difficult mountain’
Two Pakistani men have summited Nepal’s 8,091-metre high Annapurna I, also known as the world’s most difficult mountain to climb.
The Pakistani mountaineers, Sirbaz Khan and Muhammad Abdul Joshi first started their journey on Apr 13 but it failed as the ropes were not fixed to the top. Then the next day they resumed their effort and it also turned out to be abortive as they ran short of ropes.
After that a helicopter brought them back to Camp IV. Then on April 16, the two climbers again embarked on the journey and became the first Pakistanis to scale Annapurna. The duo belong to Hunza.
Pakistani Embassy in Nepal congratulated the climbers and wrote, “Mount Annapurna is considered one of the trickiest Eight Thousanders and scaling this deadly mountain is a dream for many climbers. Congratulations and felicitations to climbers Sirbaz Khan and Abdul Joshi and team members Saad Munawar and Kamran Ali.”