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About Asad Memon
Asad Ali Memon, 23, born in Larkana is a Professional Mountain climber and currently the youngest Pakistani and only Sindhi who has climbed highest peak outside Asia & highest European peak. Hailing from a middle class background with no influence, Memon did his matric from Larkana and then moved to Karachi for further studies where he's undergoing bachelors degree in a business university.
In 2017, Asad Ali Memon, reached the basecamp of world highest mountain Everest located in Nepal. After, which he continued his climbing journey and did numerous climbs in Pakistan. After that, He climbed the highest peak of Europe Elbrus located in Russian federation, where he was not only appreciated by the Russian government but also got gold medal for the climbing efforts. Moreover early this year before the while spread of this virus (Covid-19) he arrived in Argentina for climbing World's highest peak outside Asia named Aconcagua. The conditions were worse but Asad had already decided that he will be restless until he conquered the highest mountain peak. Hence nothing could come in between his dream. It took him almost 25 days to climb the mountain and return back to the ground. Mr Asad Memon is the only person in Sindh's history who has dared such a milestone.
He plans to climb highest point of each and every continen
RAISED BY A VILLAGE
Raised in Portland, Oregon, Asad spent his childhood exploring the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and cultivated a passion for adventure in the outdoors. Asad was an active kid and excelled at sports, competing in both swimming and soccer. By the time he reached high school, he was nationally ranked in both sports. Ultimately, he was recruited to swim at Yale University where he graduated with a Bachelors in Economics in 2006.
The resources to travel internationally weren’t there growing up, so Asad started painting houses in the summers to earn money. After college graduation and before settling in to his career, he took a backpack and surfboard and set out to explore the world. In 2008, while in Thailand, Asad suffered a tragic accident and was severely burned in a fire; his injuries covered nearly 25% of his body, primarily damaging his legs and feet. Doctor’s warned him he might never walk again normally. With the encouragement of his mother, Asad was determined to beat the odds. He set himself a seemingly impossible goal: to complete his first triathlon after recovery.
18 Months Later, Magic Happens
mere 18-months after his accident and after extensive rehabilitation, Asad amazed the sporting world when he not only completed his first triathlon, but he placed first overall at the Chicago Triathlon. After winning his first race, sponsors took note and signed on to support his future. Asad went on to become a professional triathlete and raced in 25 countries on six continents, representing the United States in international triathlon competitions.
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