BY Ali Younas Ali
SKARDU: Sajid Sadpara, son of Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara, who went missing on K2, has confirmed his father’s death on Thursday as search and rescue operation is over now.
Legendary mountaineer Ali Sadpara, went missing along with two foreign climbers; John Snorri from Iceland and MP Mohr from Chile during his K2 winter expedition.
At a press conference today his son and the Gilgit Baltistan Tourism Minister have declared the missing climber’s dead.
On February 5, Sajid Sadpara returned to the base camp due to a problem in the oxygen cylinder, but his father Muhammad Ali Sadpara did not return from the base camp.
The Pakistan Army and other agencies also conducted a rescue operation to search for Muhammad Ali Sadpara and other foreign climbers, but the climbers could not be traced.
Sajid Sadpara said that he would continue his father’s mission and fulfill his dream.
He said that he was also grateful to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and brave pilots of military aviation for the rescue operation.
It should be noted that Pakistan’s hero Muhammad Ali Sadpara had the honor of climbing 8 of the 14 highest peaks in the world.