In a historic feat, a Lahore-based couple Ahmed and Anum Uzair have etched their names in the annals of mountaineering as the first Pakistani duo to reach the summit of Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world, standing at a formidable 8,163 meters above sea level in Nepal.
Accompanied by a team of three Sherpas, the husband-and-wife adventurers achieved this remarkable milestone on a glorious Sunday, as confirmed by Seven Summit Treks, the organisers of the expedition.
Karrar Haidri, the Secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, hailed this monumental achievement, describing it as a momentous event in Pakistan’s mountaineering history. “Pakistan is extraordinarily proud of this remarkable feat by Ahmed and Anum,” he proclaimed.
This remarkable achievement comes just days after Naila Kiani became the first Pakistani woman to conquer Mount Manaslu. Notably, the seasoned climber Sirbaz Khan also completed the ascent of Manaslu peak earlier in the week, accompanied by Naila Kiani.
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Mount Manaslu, often referred to as the eighth among the world’s 14 highest mountains, witnessed these two exceptional climbers begin their ascent together on September 21 from camp three.
In the wake of their triumphant achievement, the couple received heartfelt congratulations from fellow mountaineer Sheroze Kashif, who himself triumphed on Manaslu just a few days earlier. “Anum and Uzair, you did it! What a piece of news to wake up to! It’s truly an outstanding achievement,” he exclaimed on the microblogging platform X, formerly known as Twitter.