Ashraf Aman

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Ashraf Aman
Ashraf Aman with Hayat Durrani & Nazir Sabir in Quetta ..JPG
Ashraf Aman with Hayatullah Khan Durrani and Nazir Sabir in Quetta, 2009.
Born Ashraf Aman
(1938-01-15) 15 January 1938 (age 78)
Residence Islamabad, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Citizenship Pakistan
Education Electrical Engineering (BTech)
Alma mater N.E.D. Engineering University
Occupation Alpine Club of Pakistan (Vice-President)
Known for Mountaineer, expeditionist, and Adventurer.
Awards Pride of Performance Award (1982)

Ashraf Aman (Urdu: اشرف امان ‎, born 15 January 1938) is a Mountaineer, Adventurer, and an Engineer[1] from Pakistan. In 1977, he became first Pakistani to reach the summit of K2.[2] He operates travel and tourism based company Adventure Tours Pakistan. ATP has arranged several successful expeditions to 8000ers. He is also vice-President of Alpine Club of Pakistan.

Early life and education[edit]

Aman was born in Aliabad, Hunza, Pakistan. He received BTech degree in Electrical Engineering from N.E.D. Engineering University, Karachi.

Mountaineering achievements and honours[edit]

  • 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 7 August, and then he was Awarded Presidential Award for, Pride of performance.[3]
  • 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.

Rock-climbing training for youths[edit]

On 26 June 2008, Ashraf Aman visited Quetta Balochistan to supervise the National male female youth Rock-climbing training Course accompanied with Nazir Sabir and Hayatullah Khan Durrani the camp was organised by the Alpine Club of Pakistan and Chiltan Adventurers Association Balochistan as a part of promotion and development of Rock-climbing Adventure sports in youth of Pakistan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Ashraf Aman- First Pakistani to K2
  2. ^ K2 about.com Retrieved 22 May 2012
  3. ^ http://www.sports.gov.pk/Awards/awards_mountaineering.htm

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