The death of climber Muhammad Ali Sadpara, who went missing while attempting the winter summit of K2 has been declared dead by the family.
Sajid Ali Sadpara, son of Muhammad Ali Sadpara while peaking to media in Skardu said that “Pakistan has lost a great mountaineer, my father and two other climbers are no more with us.”
He said that, “I want to assure the mountaineering community across the world that my father’s mission will continue.”
On February 5, Pakistan’s Muhammad Ali Sadpara and two foreign climbers, John Snorri from Iceland and JP Mohr from Chile went missing while attempting to summit K2.
Soon after, the land and aerial search to find the missing climbers was kicked off by the Pakistan Army rescue teams but failed to trace any clue of the team.
Muhammad Ali Sadparawas part of the team that successfully achieved the first ever winter summit on Nanga Parbat in 2016. Both his teammates, Alex Txikon and Simone Moro, have gone on record stating that they could not have done it without Sadpara’s brilliance.
He had successfully climbed four eight-thousanders in a calendar year and a total of eight in his career.