Pakistani climber to ascend K2 without oxygen on Monday morning

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

24th Jan, 2021. 07:07 pm
Sadpara K2 climbing

Pakistani climber Muhammad Ali Sadpara has announced that he would be hoisting the Pakistan flag at the K2 peak on Monday morning along with his son without oxygen.

In a message on his Twitter handle, Ali Sadpara wrote, “They had reached C3 point from the base camp and after taking some rest, they will begin their expedition to climb K2 without oxygen from 9:00 pm today.”

He also posted a picture with his son along with the message.

“In shaa Allah! We will be able to complete our expedition by 9:00 am on Monday and will hoist the Pakistani flag on the peak of K2,” he said in a message on Twitter.

He further asked the nation to remember them in their prayers.

Remember that a team of Pakistani and foreign climbers had begun their expedition to ascend the second highest mountain of the globe, K2, without oxygen to set a world record, days after the peak was scaled for the first time in winter by a Nepalese team.

More About K2 Mountain Range

K2 is the last of the world’s 14 tallest mountains, all higher than 8,000 meters, to be scaled in wintertime.

It is in the Pakistani portion of the Karakoram range along the Chinese border and is known as the world’s most dangerous and technically challenging peak.

The peak was first climbed in 1954 by Italian climber Achille Compagnoni. So far, 86 climbers have lost their lives trying to climb K2, while only 450 climbers have managed to summit it before today.

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