Ashraf Aman
Ashraf Aman

Ashraf Aman was the first Pakistani to reach the summit of K2, the second highest peak on Earth. Besides mountaineering, he has almost 35 years of experience in tourism. He operates the tourism company known as Adventure Tours Pakistan.

He was born on January 15, 1943 in Aliabad, Hunza, Pakistan. He received the degree of B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from N.E.D. Engineering University, Karachi. recently he is the vice President of Alpine Club of Pakistan.

Mountaineering achievements

1962 – Nanga Parbat Expedition with Germans, Awarded Himalayan Tiger.

1967 – Member, Pakistan Czechoslovakia joint Expedition, Awarded Gold Medal.

1971/76 – Mountain Guide in Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindukush.

1977 – Japan-Pakistan joint Expedition to K2, Became first Pakistani to climb K2 on August 7, Awarded Presidential Medal, Pride of performance.

1980 – Member of International Karakoram Project, Awarded R.G.S London Fellowship

1982 – Member of German Gasherbrum I Expedition.

1983/84 – Mountain Guide with different Mountaineering Expeditions.

1985 – Liaison Officer with Japanese Expedition to Nanga Parbat & Passu Peak.

1986 – Member with Karakoram Himalaya Research Expedition led by Professor Keith Miller in Tibet & Western China.

1987/88 – Liaison Officer with first Pakistani K2 Winter Expedition during the extreme cold weather from Dec-1987 to Mar-1988 led by Mr. A. Zawada.

1988 – Manager/Technical Engineer with K2 Italian Scientific Expedition for measuring K2, Gasherbrum I & Gasherbrum II from China side led by Professor Ardito Desio.

1989 – Guided Trekking group on Biafo Hispar Glacier.

1990 – Expedition to Mount Meckaulan Alaska.

1991 – Explored Chillinji Trek, First guided group on Chillinji pass.

1992 – Built two pulley bridges on Karakoram River and foot track between Ishkoman and Warguth.

1995 – L.O. French Spantik Expedition. Introduced Chinese Mountaineers to Pakistani Mountains. Baltoro Trek with BBC World Service.

1996 – Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek.

1997 – Climbed Mont Blanc on the occasion of Golden Jubilee Anniversary of Pakistan. Leader French-Pakistan joint Nanga Parbat Expedition.

1998 – Search for French mountaineer Mr. Eric Escoffier on Broad Peak.

1999 – Awarded Gold Medal UND DEI CENTO in Milan.

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