Pakistan’s climbing hero, Ali Sadpara, John Snorri from Iceland and Juan Pablo Mohr from Chile are missing since 5 hours on K2, the world’s second-highest mountain.
According to the details, contact with the 3-member expedition has not been established for the last 25 hours. Ali Sadpara, including the two mountaineers, went missing while returning to the basecamp 4, while Sajjid Sadpara reached basecamp 3 last night.
President Arif Alvi has on Saturday prayed for their safe return in a tweet. “I hope Ali Sadpara and his co-climbers are alive and fine. These are very brave mountaineers. We pray for their safety. Good information in your thread,” he wrote.
I hope Ali Sadpara and his co-climbers are alive and fine. These are very brave mountaineers. We pray for their safety. Good information in your thread. https://t.co/1dsXM3T6HH
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) February 6, 2021
“It’s already been more than 30 hours, we (at basecamp) have received no news of John Snorri, Ali Sadpara, and Juan Pablo Mohr, since none of the GPS trackers seem to be working”, Chhang Dawa Sherpa, their expedition manager, said in a statement.
An army helicopter has conducted a search flight for the missing climbers, the statement added.
Moreover, Waqas Johar, Assistant Commissioner Shigar, Gilgit-Baltistan, confirmed that there has been no success in finding the missing mountaineers so far and that weather conditions are “not good” at K2.