Abdul Joshi Pakistani mountaineer

Abdul Joshi: Pakistani mountaineer summits Mount Everest

Abdul Joshi from Hunza made Pakistan proud on Monday as he successfully climbed the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848 metres) and raised the country’s flag on top of the world. He is known as “pathfinder” among mountaineers due to his extraordinary skills, Joshi was part of the team led by Mingma G.

Beginning of Summit

The expedition began on April 22 and they reached Camp 4 on May 15. The thirty-eight-year-old Hunzaiite embarked the final summit from Camp 4 last night at around 9pm PKT and reached the top on Sunday near 5am PKT. He is the eighth Pakistani to successfully scale Mount Everest. Nazir Sabir, Abdul Jabbar Bhatti, Hassan Sadpara, Mirza Ali Baig, Samina Baig, Shehroze Kashif and Sirbaz Ali Khan have also summitted the highest peak in the world.

Mountaineers say that Joshi is one of the most skilled climbers in the country but he mainly focuses on unclimbed peaks and finding paths to the summit.

First Pakistani to scale the Mount Annapurna 

He became the first Pakistani to scale the Mount Annapurna and dedicated the feat to mountaineer and porter, Muhammad Ali Sadpara, who lost his life in the winter expedition to K2 in late March.

Mount Annapurna is the 10th highest of all the 8,000m peaks in China, Nepal, and Pakistan. It is said to be one of the most treacherous mountains to climb.

Who Is Path Finder?

Joshi summited a number of peaks, he also explored and discovered places that are still unknown and unreachable for others. Known in the community as the “Path Finder” for his extraordinary talent of finding new routes, Joshi was the first person in the world to cross FN/Joshi Pass and Verjerav Pass.


Why did Abdul Joshi Not Summit Passu Cone?

Joshi wanted to attempt Passu Cones this year again but couldn’t find sponsorship due to the ongoing pandemic. He sent out some proposals, but all in vain. Last time, a few companies had sponsored their climbing ropes and food, but that was it. The mountaineers had to bear the rest of the expenses from their pockets.


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