The 10th-highest peak in the world, Annapurna I, has been successfully summited by the young elite climbers from Pakistan, Naila Kiani and Shehroze Kashif. The BARD Foundation funded the excursion, and the two accomplished their goal of hoisting the Pakistani flag atop the 8,000-meter Annapurna 1 in Nepal at 6:31 AM PST on this day.
“This has been one of the difficult ascents of our journey, but it was a matter of honor and immense pleasure to have raised our prestigious flag on the top of Annapurna peak,” Naila and Shehroze said in a phone conversation. Here, we want to underline that our main goal is to make Pakistan proud while presenting a sympathetic and favorable image of Pakistan to the rest of the world. Additionally, we want the world to know that this enthusiasm will not abate. Our goal is to spread the word about mountaineering and create possibilities for other young people.
Both mountaineers expressed their gratitude to the Bard Foundation for its sponsorship and support. We want to thank Bard Foundation for helping to make our climb successful. Such fantasies become a reality due of these groups, claims Naila. After today, Naila will carry on with her ascent of Lhotse and Everest, and Shehroze will ascend Dhaulagiri, the seventh-highest mountain in the world.
When Shehroze first reached the top of Makra Peak (3,885 m), he was 11 years old. He has already ascended 11 summits higher than 8,000 meters, making him the youngest mountaineer in the world. He successfully ascended Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world at 8849m, at the age of 19, making him one of the youngest people in the nation to do so. He also conquered K2 that year, making him the youngest climber in history. His goal is to ascend all 14 summits at the youngest age ever recorded. Naila Kiani, on the other hand, was the first person to reach the top of K2 and has also scaled Gasherbrums I and II.
“We started this journey to promote education, sports, and social welfare,” BARD Foundation managing director Mehreen Dawood said. We have proven the value of sports for young people’s growth and success through time and with consistent effort. We now support a sizable number of sports enthusiasts who are praised for their extraordinary abilities on a national and worldwide scale. Supporting these talented children on their path to fulfill their aim of making their country proud has been a fantastic adventure. And we promise to continue supporting them in all of their future undertakings.
Due to her extensive involvement with the charity, Naila has earned the moniker “Bard Sinf-e-Ahan”. Shehroze, meanwhile, has only recently joined Bard. Shehroze will include the Bard Foundation in his future endeavors as he attempts to climb all 14 8000-meter peaks in order to break the current record for the youngest person to do so.
The BARD Foundation has always been essential in fostering talent and opening doors for many people to have prosperous careers. Bilquis and Abdul Razak Dawood’s business endeavor aims to change lives by assisting capable people in realizing their potential as leaders in their respective industries. The Foundation’s main goal is to help people grow into strong, self-assured people, with a focus on developing their skills. The Foundation offers support to everyone with an adventurous spirit by joining them on their transforming journey.