A local artist painted a portrait of climber Muhammad Ali Sadpara, who went missing along with his two mountaineer friends during K2 winter expedition, on a wall underneath the Hasan square flyover in Karachi here on Monday.
According to the details, the artist painted Ali Sadpara’s portrait underneath the Hasan square flyover.
Ali Sadpara, Iceland’s John Snorri and Chile’s JP Mohr were declared dead by families while attempting a winter ascent of K2 this year.
Earlier, Amir Hussain, a salt artist had paid tribute to Muhammad Ali Sadpara, the bravest climbing hero of Pakistan, with an incredible salt art.
Who Is Muhammad Ali Sadpara?
Muhammad Ali Sadpara, known as the bravest climbing hero of Pakistan, hails from a small village in Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan. Lacking better training opportunities, he began his hobby of mountaineering as a porter and travelled with certified mountaineering teams but only went to the last base camp with their luggage and returned.
After that, Ali Sadpara started his journey and climbed many famous peaks. In 2019, he climbed the world’s fifth-highest peak at 8,485 meters in Nepal. He is the first Pakistani mountaineer to have climbed seven mountain peaks above 8,000 meters in the world.
However, this time, Sadpara and two foreign climbers, John Snorri from Iceland & MP Mohr from Chile, set out from Base Camp III to reach the summit between Thursday and Friday night. They were expected to head to K2 in the winter on February 5 but lost contact with base camp on Friday night.
Helicopters flew up to 7,000 meters yesterday to trace the three climbers after they lost contact with the base camp, but no trace was found and on February 7 the rescue mission was resumed but so far no trace found.