Special team formed to find missing Ali Sadpara and other climbers

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

07th Feb, 2021. 11:50 am
Ali Sadpara K2 and others

A special team has been made for searching and rescuing missing mountaineer Ali Sadpara and others.

Sources said that the rescue operation will be launched and local mountaineers will help. Two helicopters of the Pakistan Army will also participate in the search and rescue.

A three-member team of Icelandic mountaineer John Snorri, Pakistani teammate Ali Sadpara and his son Sajid Sadpara aimed to reach on the top of the world’s second-highest mountain k2 but Sajid had returned because of his oxygen regulator malfunctioning.

The team set out on Sunday to head to K2 without oxygen, but due to severe weather, they returned to base camps and waited for the weather to clear.

The climber stopped at a very high altitude for only 8 minutes as the communication system was frozen due to cold.

Ali Sadpara official Twitter account which was handled by his management team said that they have no direct contact with the team. They still don’t know their exact location.

They also urged people to pray for them. “It’s disturbing for their families and climbing community Management,” the message said.

“I just got in contact with Sajid at C3. He went out to check if there is any trace of them. He hasn’t seen any lights or any movement. He has food, a sleeping bag and he is holding tight. We’ll publish the news as soon as he informs us,” the message further added.

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