Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go
Someone had once said :
“ Happiness comes in peaks and valleys. How true and real it is. For those who have actually mustered enough determination to climb the high peaks across the world.”
PAKISTANI HIGH ALTITUDE MOUNTAINEER
Mohammad Ali Sadpara is also known as Pakistan’s high altitude climber. He was born on 2nd Feb 1976 in the village named Sadpara near Skardu. The youngest of all 11 children. Furthermore, Ali was only 19years old when he got married to Fatima. In his teenage years, he was the best football player on his team. Moreover, Ali Sadpara completed FA from a government college in Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan.
Legend Ali Sadpara began his career as a high-altitude mountain porter. One of his very first jobs was to deliver supplies to Pakistan Army posts leading to Siachen. That is when he fell in love with mountain climbing. Today, Ali Sadpara is Pakistan’s top-notch mountain climber.
HOW MANY MOUNTAIN PEAKS HAD SADPARA CLIMBED?
Mountain name Year of ascent
Gasherbrum II 2006
The golden peak of Karakoram 2006
Nanga Parbat 2008
Muztagh Ata 2008
Nanga Parbat 2009
Gasherbrum I 2010
Nanga Parbat 2016 ( first winter ascent)
Broad peak Karakoram 2017
Nanga Parbat 2017 ( autumn ascent)
Pumori (Nepal) 2017 ( winter ascent)
Lhotse (Nepal) 2019
Undoubtedly, Mohammad Ali Sadpara was the first human to summit NANGA PARBAT in winters. Although it is regarded as a team summit of ALI SADPARA, ALEX TXIKON, SIMONE MORO, and TAMARA LUNGER in history. This hero reached the summit 1.5-2hours before the rest of the team.
“IN CLIMBING, THERE ARE ONLY TWO OUTCOMES: LIFE OR DEATH. YOU MUST FIND COURAGE TO ACCEPT EITHER POSSIBILITY. ” – WORDS OF LEGEND ALI SADPARA.
K2: SECOND HIGHEST PEAK ON EARTH
“K2 IS THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN THAT TRIES TO KILL YOU.” -American Climber George Bell
Located at 8611 meters above sea level. Also, K2 is the second-highest mountain peak on Earth after Mount Everest. More importantly, It is called K2 because it is in the Karakoram range. Northeast of the Himalayas of Pakistan and China. Furthermore, Of the 5 highest peak K2 is the deadliest. Approximately one person dies on the mountain for every four who reach the summit.
K2 WINTER EXPEDITION 2021
Most importantly, the K2 winter expedition 2021 will be remembered forever in history. Three climbers, Ali Sadapara from Pakistan, John Snorri from Iceland, and Juan Pablo from Chile successfully climbed the deadliest mountain K2 in winter. Secondly, A 42-year-old Bulgarian Climber Atanas Skatuv lost his life. Sadly, he was found dead on K2 by a Pakistan army helicopter after falling at about 7400m.
ALI SADAPARA, JOHN SNORII, AND JAUN PABLO GOT MISSING
5th February 2021, Ali Sadapara and the other two international climbers went missing. Sajid, Ali Sadapara’s son was also a part of this winter expedition. But he returned to the base camp due to low oxygen. His health deteriorated midway. According to Sajid, he has last seen his father and other two climbers at the bottleneck. It is also known as the Death Zone of K2 at 8300m. Moreover, It is further estimated that 13 out of 14 fatalities on K2 have occurred at or near the bottleneck. As the oxygen pressure is not enough to sustain human life. So, He believed that his father has summited the peak of the most difficult mountain in the world. Unfortunately, on their way back the trio has met an accident due to which they lost their precious lives.
CLIMATE OF K2
Firstly, The climate conditions of K2 Mountain weather are always unpredictable. Besides, This deadliest mountain is situated farther north making it more unpredictable. Climbing k2 is one of the most technical jobs one can ever do. Glaciers, snow, rocks, and slopes all the way makes it even more dangerous. Also, In winters, the temperature falls below 60 degrees centigrade. In such extreme temperatures, even a single minor mistake can lead to catastrophic consequences.
PAKISTAN ARMY SEARCH OPERATION FOR ALI SADPARA AND INTERNATIONAL CLIMBERS
The government and Pakistan army started a search operation to locate the missing climbers. They were last seen on the bottleneck of the savage mountain K2. Unfortunately, The efforts of the army were wasted due to extremely harsh weather conditions. The Pakistan army did everything in its power to search for the trio. Two helicopters flew at a height Of 7000metre but there was still no clue of Ali Sadapara, john Snorri and Pablo.
In a conversation with reporters in Skardu, Sajid Sadapara said :
” Rescue operations now only makes sense if they are to carry out to bring the dead bodies of the climbers. Otherwise chance of survival at 8000m after being missing for 2-3 days is impossible due to harsh weather conditions.”
However, Sajid Ali also appreciated the efforts of the Pakistan Army and government in the search and rescue operations conducted.
MISSING CLIMBERS ALI SADPARA, JOHN SNORRI AND PABLO DECLARED
تو شاہین ہے ، بسیرا کر
پہاڑوں کی چٹانوں پر
“My family has lost a beloved father. The Pakistani nation has lost a patriot and the world has lost a skilled mountaineer. I will continue my father’s mission and fulfill his dreams.”
ALI SADAPARA, AS THE HERO OF THE NATION
IN THE MOUNTAINS THEY HAVE RESTED
Ali Zafar, a famous Pakistani singer has paid a musical tribute to the Hero of the Nation Ali Sadapara “ TUM CHALE AA0 PAHARON KI QASAM “.
TRIBUTE TO MOHAMMAD ALI SADAPARA
Gilgit Baltistan, CM Khalid Khurshid announced that Rs. 3 million will be paid to the widow of the great mountaineer. Additionally, he said that Sajid Ali Sadpara will be trained according to international standards. After which he will be able to provide training to aspiring climbers in the Mohammad Ali Sadpara Institute for Adventure Sports, Mountaineering, and Rock Climbing. An institute that would be formed to honor the latter.
Lastly, Deep condolences to the families, friends, and loves of the three great climbers. Much respect. Pakistan Zindabad.