The son of climber hero Ali Sadpara thanks Argentinian climber who helped in bringing the body above bottleneck till C-4.
LAHORE: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-July 28th, 2021) Sajid Ali Sadpara, the son of climber hero Ali Sadpara, said that he secured body of his father at C-4, offered Fatiha and recited Holy Quran on behalf of the whole nation.
In a tweet, Sajid Ali Sadpara made this announcement.
He gave due credit to An Argentinian climber who rendered a great help in bringing body above bottleneck till C-4.
“ I offered Fatih & recited Holy Quran on behalf of whole nation #MissionSadpara #K2Search,” said Sajid Ali Sadpara. He also secured place with Paksitan flag the mountain during recovery of the body of climbing hero Ali Sadpara.
The bodies of climbers Muhammad Ali Sadpara, Iceland's John Snorri and Chile's Juan Pablo Mohr were found on K2 on Monday, over five months after they went missing, Alpine Club of Pakistan Secretary Karrar Haideri said in a statement.
Haideri said Snorri's body would be shifted to Iceland at the request of his wife, Lina. Mohr's sister and mother had also decided previously that his body would be brought back to Chile, the ACP secretary said.
Mushtaq Mett, the base camp manager of Mashabrum Expeditions, Treks and Tours Pakistan and the Madison Mountaineering K2 Expedition 2021, said that around 11am on Monday, the METT Nepalese Sherpa rope-fixing team found the first body 400 metres above Camp 4 which was Mohr's.
“The team found the second body when they were 300m away from the Bottleneck. They were able to identify it as Sadpara's. Another 100m away, they found Snorri's body,” he said.
He stated that Ali Sadpara's son, Sajid Sadpara, was currently at Camp 4 and will be guided by the rope-fixing team to his father's body tomorrow morning.
Sajid had earlier launched an expedition to retrieve the bodies of the three climbers. He was accompanied by Canadian filmmaker Elia Saikaly and Pasang Kaji Sherpa.
Ali Sadpara had gone missing along with his two climbing partners — Snorri and Mohr — while attempting to climb K2, the world's second-highest peak at 8,611 metres.
They were last seen on Feb 5 near the bottleneck on K2 as they attempted to reach the summit of the Savage Mountain. Sajid Sadpara, who was accompanying the three, had to abandon his summit bid after his oxygen regulator malfunctioned and he returned to camp 3.
Until 2021, K2 was the only peak above 8,000 metres that had never been summited in winter and was on the radar of many mountaineers.
Apart from Sadpara, Snorri and Mohr, mountaineers Atanas Skatov and Sergi Mingote Moreno were also attempting the K2 winter summit this year and lost their lives on the mountain.
It also approved the establishment of Muhammad Ali Sadpara Institute of Adventure sports Mountaineering and Rock Climbing in recognition of his services. The government also decided to nominate Ali Sadpara for the highest national civil award.