Missing mountaineers: Ali Sadpara, two others found dead on K2

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Missing mountaineers: Ali Sadpara, two others found dead on K2

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Missing climbers, Muhammad Ali Sadpara and two other climbers were found dead on Thursday. Officials formally confirmed their deaths after days of the hectic search operation to trace them unhurt.

Gilgit-Baltistan Tourism Minister Raja Nasir Ali Khan and Ali Sadpara’s son, Sajid Sadpara, were also present at the briefing.

The three climbers 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.

Bad weather thwarted multiple attempts to search for the missing climbers, though the efforts continued.

A 14th February  update on the search mission said that the “leads — taken after scrutinizing satellite images, using SAR technology and checking testimonials and timings — turned out to be a sleeping bag, torn tents or sleeping pads, none of which belong to these climbers.”

“The overwhelming love and support for the ‘national hero Ali Sadpara’ has given immense strength to me, my sister, brothers, and my mother. My family and I have lost a kindhearted person and the Pakistani nation has lost a brave and great adventurous individual who was passionate about climbing,” an emotional Sajid said.

Stressing that the outpour of love from Pakistanis offered his family great support in a tragic time, Sajid said that he will follow his father’s footsteps and continue to climb.

Missing mountaineers: Ali Sadpara, two others found dead on K2

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