Skardu: Late Pakistani moutaineer Ali Sadpara has been buried on the world’s second highest peak K2, ARY Sports reported.
This was confirmed by Ali Sadpara’s son Sajid Sadpara on the social media micro-blogging website Twitter.
— Sajid Ali Sadpara (@sajid_sadpara) July 29, 2021
Sajid Sadpara informed that he has temporarily buried his father Iceland’s John Snorri and Chile’s Juan Pablo Mohr bodies in the snow at K2 Camp 4 so that the body can be protected from avalanches etc.
He revealed that it’s difficult to bring down the body of his father and Snorri from such a high altitude as they are only three members. It is not possible for them to bring down the bodies. He added that they will look to bury them at the same spot.
Yesterday, Sajid said that after securing his father’s body, he hoisted the Pakistani flag on it to mark his grave and recited the Holy Quran on behalf of the whole nation.
He mentioned that a climber from Argentina helped him a lot in this important mission. He brought the body of Ali Sadpara from the height of bottleneck to Camp 4 with him.
It must be noted here that Ali was the renowned climber of Pakistan with climbing eight out of the world’s 14 highest peaks. In January this year, he alongside his son and Snorri, and Chile’s MP Mohr made a second attempt to climb the world’s second-highest peak.
Sajid had returned to the base camp from 8,000m after suffering breathing issues but Ali, Snorri, and Mohr continued the summit. Sajid claimed that his father and team completed the summit and went missing on their return.
A rescue operation by Pakistan Army held for days after the climbing team went missing. After days of the search operation, Sajid declared his father died as it was impossible to live for more than a day in weather like on K2.