Saturday, December 2, 2023

The climber’s son said the chances of father surviving are slim

The chances of missing Pakistani climber Mohammed Ali Sadpara, who is on a mission to climb the summit of K2, survive are slim, his son told media on Sunday.

Speaking to reporters in Skardu, Sajid said: “The current rescue operation only makes sense to get his body back. Otherwise, there is almost no chance of a survivor from 8,000 meters [after disappearing in two to three days.” “”

Sajid said the team of four climbers started the climb on February 5 (the night between Thursday and Friday) between 11pm and 12pm.

“Unfortunately, I lacked oxygen in winter and was around 8,200 meters. I felt that my health and mental condition were affected.

“My dad said he had a different oxygen tank to use. But when I started putting in the oxygen mask regulator, it leaked. So I came down, “he said.

Sajid said the last time he saw his father he was at a narrow spot of around 8,200-8,300 meters on Friday around 11am, the most “technical” part of the climb.

“I believe he made it to the top and was on his way back, after which he had an accident, which is why he disappeared,” he said.

Sajid arrives at Skarda

Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner of Shigar, Sajid Sadpara, had arrived safely at Skardu.

He said helicopters searched the area with Sajid and Dava Sherpa leading the K2 winter expedition to an altitude of 7,800 meters, but found no “evidence of bad weather”.

The hikers disappeared

Sadpara and two other climbers with him – John Snorri from Iceland and Juan Pablo Mor from Chile – disappeared on Saturday, then search operations began.

On Saturday afternoon, helicopters flew at an altitude of 7,000 meters to find the missing climbers, but found no evidence of their existence.

Two days ago it was reported that Sadpara and his team had managed to collect 8,611 meter-high K2 – the second highest mountain in the world – Friday evening, a month after their first failed attempt.

Since then, their support team has warned that the climber’s status is unclear and no communication has been made since Friday.

Sadpara’s son arrived at the camp safely
On Saturday afternoon, Vakas Johar, deputy commissioner of Shigar Gilgit-Baltistan, said it was unsuccessful to locate the missing hiker and that weather conditions on K2 were “not good”.

He said Ali Sajid Sadpara’s son, who had been waiting at Camp 2, was now starting to descend.

In a subsequent update, he said Sajid had reached Camp 1.

The hikers took off

Sadpara, Snorri and Moore have started their journey Wednesday morning the day after Sadpara’s birthday and asked fans and admirers to “guard us in their prayers”.

They had kicked off their efforts at the final summit in the early hours of Friday morning, hoping to complete Hercules’ feat by Friday afternoon.

According to an update posted to Snorri’s Facebook account at 12:29 a.m. on Friday, the GPS has stopped working and hasn’t been updated for six hours.

It said, Sajid had to return because his oxygen regulator was not functioning. “You were at the neck of the bottle around 10 am,” said the bill.

Citing feedback from Sajid, the account states that everyone is fine and running at a good pace when he is not with them.

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