Climber Ali Sadpara’s body found on K2

Published: 04:58 PM, 26 Jul, 2021
Climber Ali Sadpara’s body found on K2
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Alpine Adventure Guides has claimed that the dead body of late legendary climber Muhammad Ali Sadpara has been located below 300m from the K2's bottleneck.

The Alpine guides announced this in a tweet, “Rest in peace Disappointed but relieved face.”

It has been reported from the Alpine Adventure Guides, “At the camp 4 have found two bodies below 300m from a bottleneck on K2 Mountain.”

Sajid Sadpara and two other mountaineers climbed as high as 7,800 metres on K2 in search of the three missing mountaineers from the last winter expedition, Alpine Club of Pakistan said on Friday. One of the missing climbers was Sajid Sadpara’s father Mohammad Ali Sadpara. It is relevant to note that the K2 bottleneck is also known as the death zone.

In February this year, after 13 days since the porter-cum-mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara went missing on K2, the Gilgit Baltistan authorities confirmed that Ali Sadpara was no more alive.

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The announcement was made by Gilgit Baltistan Information and Planning Minister Fatehullah Khan, who was briefing the media after the cabinet meeting, along with Muhammad Ali Sadpara son Sajid Ali Sadpara, GB Finance Minister Javed Ali Manwa, GB Food Advisor Shams Lone and others.

Sajid Ali Sadpara said, “I and many international climbers are convinced that the accident happened when my father and two other climbers were coming back after climbing K2.”

“My family and the entire Pakistani nation and our mountaineer friends are going through constant trauma and distress. The love shown by the Pakistani nation has been a source of great encouragement and courage for my family,” Sajid Sadpara said.  “My family has lost a very kind father,” his son said in a sober voice.

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Sajid said his father was a patriotic person who loved the green crescent flag to the point of madness. He vowed to continue Muhammad Ali Sadpara mission to fulfil his father’s unfulfilled dreams. He thanked the Virtual and Physical Base Camp at K2 set up to review the rescue operation.

On February 5, Muhammad Ali Sadpara and climbers from Iceland and Chile went missing while climbing the world second tallest mountain K2. Later, Pakistan Army helicopters and international mountaineers searched for Muhammad Ali Sadpara and co-climber from Chile but the operation was stopped due to harsh weather when all hopes were diminished.   

Faizan Ali Warraich

The writer is an Assistant News Editor at 24 News Digital.