Pakistan’s young climber Shehroze Kashif found after he went missing on Nanga Parbat
Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif’s father Salman Kashif on Wednesday said that his son and Fazal Ali, who had gone missing while descending the summit of Nanga Parbat, have been found.
According to Gilgit-Baltistan Home Secretary Iqbal Hussain Khan, Lahore-based mountaineer Shehroze Kashif and Fazal Ali from district Hunza of Gilgit-Baltistan are well and found.
The Home Secretary said that his movements from the base camp could be seen through binoculars, which was also confirmed by the police at the base camp.
The tour operator and base camp staff also confirmed that both climbers are safe on Nanga Parbat and have started descending from Camp 3.
Managing director of the tour operator, Summit Karakoram, Sakhawat Hussain said that he had spoken to staff at the Nanga Parbat base camp, who confirmed seeing the two climbers descending from Camp 3.
Deputy Commissioner Diamer Fayyaz Ahmed also confirmed the development and said that according to official sources, climbers have started descending from Camp 3.
Shehroze Kashif and Fazal Ali had climbed the world’s ninth highest mountain, Nanga Parbat, at 8,123 meters yesterday morning. The climbers were descending after summiting the peak when they lost contact at an altitude of 7,200 meters.
Contact with the climbers was not possible and their GPS device was not active, which led to fears of the two climbers’ disappearance.
Later, Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid Khan had directed to launch a rescue operation.
Gilgit-Baltistan Home Secretary Iqbal Hussain Khan had confirmed that Shehroze Kashif and Fazal Ali went missing between Camps 3 and 4 as they were descending from the top.