On 4 February 2021, on an expedition of climbing the worlds 2nd highest mountain K2 in winters, Muhammad Ali Sadpara and his 2 mountaineer partners started their journey. They successfully climbed K2 in winters and while descending lost contact. On 18 February, all the three climbers were declared dead as no clue was found after the search operations. This article is about the achievements of our National Hero Muhammad Ali Sadpara.
Who is Muhammad Ali Sadpara?
Muhammad Ali Sadpara was born in Sadpara village, Skardu on February 2, 1976. Ali remained the part of Government College Skardu Football team and helped the team to secure the second position in Pakistan Inter-Colleges Competition Rawalpindi.
Having the love of mountains, Muhammad Ali started his career as a high altitude porter and led many western climbers in Pakistan and Nepal. He led the climbers to the summit of eight-thousanders mountains and in just a matter of years, he became a successful climber. Ali was an expert in climbing mountains and his technique was excellent. He took part in several rescue operations with the Pak Army to rescue the stranded climbers in the Karakoram mountains.
Sadpara got fame after climbing the Killer Mountain in winters
In 2016, Muhammad Ali Sadpara climbed the killer mountain Nanga Parbat in the winter season. He became the first climber in history to summit Nanga Parbat in winters. This achievement of Sadpara made him earn the fame in Pakistan and around the world. It was the first successful climb of the ninth highest peak in the world Nanga Parbat.
The Last Climb
In January 2021, a group of Nepali mountaineers climbed the K2 in winters and made the world record. Later on February 4, Muhammad Ali Sadpara along with his son Sajid Sadpara, Iceland’s John Snorri and Chile’s Juan Pablo Mohr started their journey to ascent the world’s second-highest mountain.
Sajid had to descend due to some technical issues while the other three continued their journey, but didn’t return back according to the plan. On February 5, all three climbers were declared missing and the rescue mission started with two Pak Army helicopters but no clue was found.
On February 18, Muhammad Ali Sadpara and his companions John Snorri and Juan Pablo were presumed dead. Whereas the search for their dead bodies would continue.
Achievements of Muhammad Ali Sadpara
Ali was a very brave and energetic mountaineer who climbed eight of fourteen eight-thousander mountains in the world. Surprisingly, he climbed Nanga Parbat for four times. Here is the list of achievements in mountaineering career for Sadpara:
- Gasherbrum II (2006, Pakistan)
- Spantik Peak (2006, Pakistan)
- Nanga Parbat (2008, Pakistan)
- Muztagh Ata (2008, China)
- Nanga Parbat (2009, Pakistan)
- Gasherbrum I (2010, Pakistan)
- Nanga Parbat winter ascent (2016, Pakistan)
- Broad Peak (2017, Pakistan)
- Nanga Parbat autumn ascent (2017, Pakistan)
- Pumori Peak winter ascent (2017, Nepal)
- K2 (2018 Pakistan)
- Lhotse (2019, Nepal)
- Makalu (2019, Nepal)
- Manaslu (2019, Nepal)
The news of his death declaration has put the nation in sorrow. People are still not able to believe that Ali Sadpara is no more between us. However, his memories and achievements are here to stay forever. According to his son, he desperately wanted to ascent K2 in winters as the Nepalis has done it and he considered K2 as his own mountain.
Moreover, Sajid Sadpara considered his father like the snow leopard who moves incredibly faster in the mountains.
May Allah SWT give patience to the saddened families of all mountaineers who lost their lives in this summit.