Ashraf Aman

Ashraf Aman (at times nicked 'Himalayan Tiger') is an electrical engineer, nature enthusiast, altitude climber and mountaineering expert, philanthropist and runs a traveling company named Adventure Tours Pakistan (ATP). He has the honor of being first Pakistan to scale any 8000er. Aman was born in Aliabad, Hunza on 15th January 1943. Currently he is VP of mountaineering organization Alpine Club of Pakistan.

Since teenage, he has been part of various mountaineering expeditions to Himalayan, Hindukush and Karakoram peaks. He was a member of second successful expedition, a Japanese-Pakistani joint venture to K2 in 1977. Total of seven climbers (six Japanese and one Pakistani) reached the summit in a span of two days. Aman became first Pakistani to climb K2 or any peak above 8000m.

Beside climbing, he has been part of several humanitarian, rescue and scientific research expeditions. In recognition of his mountaineering feats and other services, he was awarded President’s Pride of Performance Award in 1982. Wife of Ashraf Aman, Dr. Parveen Aman is director of Gilgit based NGO, Mountain Woman Development Organization.

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