Missing Sadpara


Pakistani national climbing hero Muhammad Ali Sadpara is missing along with Iceland’s John Snorri and Chile’s young Juan Pablo Mohr. Certainly, Army helicopters flew over K-2 at an altitude of 7,000 meters, but no trace of the three climbers was found through this action. A rescue operation involving two Pakistan Army helicopters continues till yet to search for three climbers who went missing while trying to climb the world’s second-highest peak, K-2. According to the news sources, they tried to conquer K2 in the winter, and lost contact with the base camp, team and family on Friday and two days on Saturday night. Ali Sadpara’s son Sajid Sadpara has said that the operation should now be turned into a search operation for his father’s body after the search and rescue operation has not been successful. The height of K2 is 8611 meters which is only 200 meters less than the world’s highest peak Everest but in winter the conditions here become deadly. Journalist Omar Qureshi on the micro-blogging site Twitter, shared pictures taken from a helicopter on a rescue mission, which showed some items lying on the icebergs. It could help to reach Sadpara and his team, but when compared to the equipment seen in the pictures on the laptop, the equipment could not be linked to Ali Sadpara or his team. As time goes on, people’s hopes are dwindling. On the one hand, people are praying for the missing climbers, while on the other hand, Pakistan Army helicopters are conducting rescue operations in severe weather and difficult conditions. Meanwhile, Sadpara started his climbing career in 2014 as a high-altitude porter on the Baltoro glacier on K2. He is honored to be part of the team that climbed Nanga Parbat for the first time during the 2016 winter adventure. He also has the honor of conquering eight peaks of 8,000 meters and four peaks of 8,000 meters in one year.