Ashraf Aman (born 15 January 1938) is a Mountaineer, Adventurer, and an Engineer from Pakistan. In 1977, he became first Pakistani to reach the summit of K2. 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
Aman was born in Aliabad, Hunza, Pakistan. He received BTech degree in Electrical Engineering from N.E.D. Engineering University, Karachi.
Ashraf Aman with Hayat Durrani and Nazir Sabir (Pakistan's three Notable Mountaineers) supervising a Rock-Climbing training Course in Quetta on 26th June 2008 (International anti Drug day). Organized by Alpine Club of Pakistan and Chiltan Adventures Association Balochistan.
Mountaineering achievements and honours
- 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.
- 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
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.