IoBM student Asad Ali sets sights on Mount Everest
ISLAMABAD: Asad Ali Memon, a student at the Institute of Business Management (IoBM) in Karachi, has made waves in the climbing world by becoming the youngest Pakistani to summit several of the world’s highest peaks. With the support of IoBM and other corporate organizations, Asad is now setting his sights on the ultimate prize – Mount Everest.
Asad’s journey began in 2019 when he became the youngest Pakistani to climb Europe’s highest peak, Elbrus, followed by South America’s highest peak, Aconcagua in 2020. Then he went on to climb Africa’s highest peak, Kilimanjaro in just 20 hours, becoming the first Asian and only Pakistani to achieve this feat. In 2022, Asad became the youngest Pakistani and only the third Pakistani to climb North America’s highest peak, Denali.
Asad’s next challenge is to climb Mount Everest in April 2023, with the ultimate goal of reaching the highest peak in all continents. He also plans to reach the North and South Poles unaided and climb all 14 peaks in the world that stand at over 8,000 meters.
“We are thrilled to see Asad’s achievements in the world of climbing and are honored to support him in his journey,” said Nabhan Karim, the Head of Department, MARCOM, IoBM. He added, “As an institute that values personal growth and encourages our students to pursue their passions, we believe that Asad's achievements will inspire others to follow their dreams.”