Following his successful Everest climb in May, Sirbaz Khan has switched his sights to the Gasherbrums and has a team of fellow Pakistani climbers with him.
Along with Sirbaz, Ali Raza Sadpara, and three young climbers Naila Kiani , Fatima Gul and Sohail Sakhi will be attempting Gasherbrum 2, possibly followed by Gasherbrum 1.
An interesting expedition that we will follow here with this diary…
“Alhamdulilah! Successfully led the first “all Pakistani” expedition to G-II. A proud moment for the whole nation!
“It was an honour to have led the first Pakistani woman (@naila._.kiani ) to summit an 8000er in the Karakoram region. The first 8000er for the young protege Sohail Sakhi for his first attempt and summit.
And last but not the least, the mountaineering veteran of the Pakistan mountaineering community Apo Raza Ali Sadpara for his unconditional support and motivation throughout the climb.”
-Tracker shows Sirbaz Khan at Gasherbrum 2 summit.-
“Last rotation to camp 3 was two days ago, final push tonight to summit Mt GASHEBRUM II.
Prayers needed from all Pakistan to raise the green flag 🇵🇰 once again on the summit.”
“Reached base camp safe and sound. Tomorrow pushing to the Advance base camp.”
“Remember us in your prayers. Let’s raise the green flag higher.”
“It is time to prepare for the next big challenge. I shall attempt 2×8000m peaks: G1 and G2, in the month of July. If successful, with your support and prayers, these will be my 8th and 9th 8000m summits. InshaALLAH!”