Young Pakistani mountaineer Asad Memon has won the honour of climbing Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak.
Asad Memon, the only Pakistani mountaineer in the 15-member team that went climbing the 8,849-metre-high peak, achieved success despite the bad weather due to his determination and courage.
Memon hoisted the national flag while saying Takbeer on reaching the summit. He became the eighth Pakistani to climb Everest in Nepal’s Himalayan range, while he is the first mountaineer from Sindh to achieve this honour.
Memon has climbed four of the seven major peaks of the world.
While returning after successfully summiting, Memon encountered adverse weather conditions and sustained injuries, including a knee injury, severe burns, and a broken hand.
However, the team safely brought them back and provided them with medical attention.
Hopefully, he will recover in a day or two before returning to Pakistan.
Meanwhile, in his message, Memon said that despite two months of restless sleep, freezing nights, endless headaches, and the harshest sun, it is a matter of pride to reach the highest peak in the world.
It should be noted here that more than 400 people have lost their lives so far in an attempt to climb the world’s highest peak.
Published in the Logical Baat, May 23, 2023.