A three-man team, including Sajid Sadpara, is currently atop the K2 to search for the three climbers who went missing during the climbing winter expedition. They have so far reached an altitude of 7,800 meters.
According to reports, this information was given on July 23 by the Alpine Club of Pakistan. Sajid Sadpara’s father Muhammad Ali Sadpara is also among the missing climbers.
Earlier, in February 2021, Muhammad Ali Sadpara went missing along with two of his fellow mountaineers, John Snorri Sigurjónsson of Iceland and Juan Pablo Mohr Prieto of Chile. The trio was trying to reach the world’s second-highest peak, the K2 mountain, which stands 8,611 meters high.
By 2021, it was the only peak in the world that could not be climbed in winter compared to the other peaks, standing at 8,000 meters above sea level, and that is why it has gained the attention of many climbers.
Ali Sadpara is the only Pakistani climber to have climbed eight of the 14 highest mountains in the world at more than 8,000 meters and is also the first climber to climb Nanga Parbat in cold weather.
The Alpine Club of Pakistan Secretary Karrar Haidri said that before the poor weather on Friday, Sajid Sadpara and his team members managed to reach as high a level as possible to discover what happened to the missing climbers.
He further said that after reaching 7,800 meters, the search team has been scanning the way ahead using drones up to an altitude of 8,300 meters, while at the same time searching for traces of the missing climbers. Unfortunately, no trace has been found so far.
It is to be noted that the weather is expected to improve for other expeditions as well.
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