Skardu: The family of Muhammad Ali Sadpara has declared him, John Snorri, Juan Pablo Mohr dead after they went missing while attempting to summit K2.
Ali’s son Sajid Sadpara while talking to the media stated “K2 has embraced my father forever. Pakistan has lost a great mountaineer, my father and two other climbers are no more with us.”
Sajid thanked the nation, the government of Pakistan, the Pakistan Army and the Pakistan Air Force for their support and for taking every possible step to recover his missing father.
Meanwhile, he assured that he will continue to keep his father’s mission alive and fulfill his dream. “I want to assure the mountaineering community across the world that my father’s mission will continue”.
Note, Ali had climbed eight out of the world’s 14 highest peaks. This was his second attempt to climb world’s second-highest mountain K2 in winter along with his team members including his son Sajid Sadpara, Iceland’s John Snorri, and Chile’s MP Mohr.
Sajid had returned to the base camp from 8,000m after suffering from 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 started after they went missing but they failed to trace any clue.