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.
“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.
Earlier, Muhammad Ali Sadpara had 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, the climber 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.”
He had 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 had further asked the nation to remember them in their prayers.