Ten-year-old Pakistani boy set world record of crossing Gondogoro La pass
A 10-year-old mountaineer Yahya Aziz from Lahore set a world record of crossing the most difficult Gondogoro La Pass located 25 kilometres away to K2 in the Baltistan region.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, the Lahori boy has also become the youngest climber covering 115 kilometres on his foot. Central Karakoram National Party (CKNP) has registered the world record.
Yahya Aziz, aged 10 from Lahore Pakistan crossed the Gondogoro La on July 17, 2021, becoming the youngest mountaineer and climber to achieve the world record.
Yahya covered 5,611 meters high peak of Gondogoro La Pass on July 17, 2021, which is one of the highest passes in the world.
The youngest climber of the world also flew the flag of Pakistan at the peak of Gondogoro La Pass after reaching there. He completed his mountaineering mission with the support of his father and other colleagues.
He said he was determined to climb the world's highest peaks, Mount Everest and K2 in the future.
Yahya’s father Omar Aziz said he was proud of his son's success and would continue to support him.
Yahya Aziz completed the mountaineering mission with his father and other colleagues.
Gondogoro Pass is a high mountain pass in the Baltistan region of Pakistan 25 km south of the world's second-highest peak, K2. It connects the Gondogoro Glacier on the southwest and the Vigne Glacier on the northeast. On the southwest side, the route down from the pass descends into the Hushe village which contains the uppermost settlements of the Ghangche District.
Most climbers and trekkers approach from the northeast side. In 1986, a route was established that connects Concordia in the upper Baltoro Glacier to the Hushe Valley over the Gondogoro Pass. Since then, this challenging technical pass has attracted trekkers and climbers alike.
This pass has one of the most overwhelming mountain panoramas anywhere in the world, with all of the Karakoram's 8000m peaks close at hand.
The Gondogoro La, though popular with trekkers, involves Class 4 climbing with crampons. The northeast side has up to 50-degree snow slopes with avalanche danger requiring fixed ropes. The southwest side is a longer, continuous 50-degree slope with rock-fall and avalanche danger that requires fixing as much as 300 meters of rope.