Mehrban Shah

Mehrban Shah is a high altitude porter and mountaineer from Shimshal, Hunza Nagar - village that is home to several 8000er summiteers. He was born in 1955.

Mehrban ShahMehrban’s climbing has been highly influenced by his village-mate and senior partner Rajab Shah, with whom he became first Pakistani-duo to summit K2, in 1995. Mehrban still holds the tile of youngest Pakistani to go atop K2. Apart from K2, he has summited G-I, G-II twice and Broad Peak’s subsidiary Rocky Summit - all of them above 8000m. He participated in 1997 Sino-Pak expedition to Everest. It’s allegedly believed that Rajab and Mehrban duo was in best position to make it to the top of Everest, when they were sent back to base camp by senior climbers. In 2007, Mehrban climbed Mingling Sar (6050m) with his daughter-in-law, carving a new path in Pakistani women’s climbing history.

Mehrban shah currently lives in his home town, Shimshal, where he is vice president of Shimshal Mountaineering School (est 2009).

8000er Profile:
1992 - Gasherbrum I (8068m)
1995 - K2 (8611m)
1998 -Gasherbrum II (8035m)
1999 - Gasherbrum II (8035m)
2001 - Broad Peak Rocky Summit  (8030m) - Not an independent mountain.
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