President Dr Arif Alvi has on Thursday expressed his deepest condolences to Ali Sadpara’s family, after the mountaineer was declared dead by his family members.
In a tweet, the President wrote, “I express my condolences to Ali Sadpara’s family. May Allah grant this brave man eternal place in Jannah. He battled nature with strength, fortitude and heroism. Condolences to the families & citizens, of Iceland’s John Snorri Sigurjónsson & Chile’s Juan Pablo Mohr Prieto.”
I express my condolences to Ali Sadpara's family. May Allah grant this brave man eternal place in Jannah. He battled nature with strength, fortitude and heroism. Condolences to the families & citizens, of Iceland's John Snorri Sigurjónsson & Chile's Juan Pablo Mohr Prieto.
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) February 18, 2021
Earlier in a day, Sajid Ali Sadpara, son of Muhammad Ali Sadpara while speaking to media officials in Skardu said, “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, Sadpara, along with two foreign climbers, John Snorri from Iceland and JP Mohr from Chile went had gone missing during their winter K2 expedition.
Soon after, the land and aerial search to find the missing climbers became operational by the Pakistan Army rescue teams but failed to trace any clue of the climbers.
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.
On the other hand, famed singer Ali Zafar has released a musical tribute “Tum Chalay Ao Paharon Ki Qasam” to Muhammad Ali Sadpara, whose heart, spirit and courage will forever be a source of pride and respect for all Pakistanis.
Ali Sadpara is the only Pakistani to have climbed eight of the world’s fourteen highest mountains, and he made the first-ever winter ascent of the world’s ninth highest peak, Nanga Parbat.