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Mountaineer Shehroze Kashif claims that despite having a shattered bone, he scaled six summits.

Shehroze Kashif, a mountaineer from Pakistan who just set a record for being the youngest person to summit 10 eight-thousanders, had spine surgery to repair a ruptured disc.

The mountaineer tweeted about his surgery after learning that he had a torn L5-S1 disc, which serves as a shock-absorber to safeguard the vertebrae when the spine moves.

“I have scaled six mountains despite having a broken bone. Not only did I climb six peaks, but I also spent a night alone on Nanga Parbat, known as the “killing mountain,” battling for my life “He composed. Even after the surgery, Kashif claimed that his severe physical condition couldn’t prevent him from reaching his goals and that he is “in excellent spirits.

The 20-year-old wants to represent Pakistan with pride by becoming the youngest mountaineer in the world by conquering the 14 highest peaks.

“Mountaineering has never been and will never be simple. In order to represent my nation with pride and raise the green flag atop the 14 tallest peaks in the world, this sport demands the best of your mind and body, which I am willing to deliver “said he.

When he ascended the 11th-tallest peak in the world, Gasherbrum-1, at 8080 metres on August 12, the alpine hero broke the British woman Adriana Brownlee’s record for being the youngest to climb 10 peaks over 8,000 metres.