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K2 winter expedition 2021: Pakistan’s Ali Sadpara climbs 8,611-metre peak

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K2 winter expedition 2021: Pakistan's Ali Sadpara climbs 8,611-metre peak
  • Pakistan’s Ali Sadpara efficiently tops the world’s second highest mountain, the 8,611-metre K2
  • Sadpara and Icelandic mountaineer John Snorri introduced the K2 Winter Expedition 2021, with their bid in January failing resulting from climate
  • The Pakistani mountaineer and his workforce had departed for his or her journey a day after his birthday within the wee hours of Wednesday


Pakistan’s Muhammad Ali Sadpara has emerged triumphant within the K2 Winter Expedition 2021 that he had introduced alongside Icelandic mountaineer John Snorri weeks after their failed first try.

Sadpara and his workforce, together with Snorri, efficiently climbed the 8,611-metre K2 — the world’s second highest mountain — after departing for his or her journey within the wee hours of Wednesday, a day after his birthday.

On the time of his departure, he had requested followers and admirers to “keep us in your prayers”. He has since been offering updates on his Twitter account at any time when the WiFi alerts work.

Final night time, his workforce left for the ultimate summit bid, with the mountaineer saying it may “take up to 14 hours to reach the top”.

Earlier at present, it was reported {that a} international mountaineer was presumed killed in an avalanche as Pakistani and international climbers aimed for the K2 summit at present. Sources had mentioned he disappeared in a snowslide after the workforce’s rope broke after they had been on their method again from camp three.

The Pakistani climber offered updates intermittently all through the day, urging media to be extra accountable and saying within the night {that a} workforce member, Sajid, “has reached C3” after being unable to “reach the summit because of his oxygen regulator malfunctioning”.

“I just got in contact with Sajid at C3. He went out to check if there is any trace of them. He hasn’t [seen] any lights or any movement,” Sadpara wrote Friday night time.

“He has food, sleeping bag and he is holding tight. We’ll publish the news as soon as he informs us.”

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