Muhammad Ali Sadpara a Mountaineer Belongs to Skardu city, Pakistan. Muhammad Ali Sadpara, born February 2nd 1976, is a famous Pakistani mountaineer. In 2016 Sadpara was a member of the team who successfully achieved the first-ever winter summit on Nanga Parbat. Both his teammates, Alex Txikon and Simone Moro, have gone on record stating that they could not have done it without Sadpara’s brilliance. He had successfully climbed four eight-thousanders in a calendar year and a total of eight in his career.
Early Life of Ali Sadpara
He was born in the famous village of Sadpara, in the periphery of Skardu city. The Skardu city is in the extreme north of Pakistan. His eight other siblings did not survive childhood. He married his wife, Fatima, when he was 19 and had his first son, Sajid, soon after. Now he has a total of three children. He was interested in high mountains and so he started his career as a high altitude porter assisting in mountain climbing expeditions. Like most porters, Ali Sadpara traversed the rugged Baltoro Glacier in flip-flops and castoff gear.
He has climbed 8 of 14 Eight-thousanders mountains. His first climb was Gasherbrum-II in the Karakoram mountain range Pakistan.
List of mountains climbed by Ali Sadpara
Ali Sadpara climbed the following mountain:
- Gasherbrum II (Pakistan) in 2006,
- Spantik Peak (Pakistan) in 2006,
- Nanga Parbat (Pakistan) in 2008,
- Muztagh Ata (China) in 2008,
- Nanga Parbat (Pakistan) in 2009,
- Gasherbrum I (Pakistan) in 2010,
- Nanga Parbat First Winter Ascent (Pakistan) in 2016,
- Broad Peak (Pakistan) in 2017,
- Nanga Parbat First Autumn Ascent (Pakistan) in 2017,
- Pumori Peak First Winter Ascent (Nepal) in 2017,
- K2 (Pakistan) in 2018,
- Lhotse (Nepal) in 2019,
- Makalu (Nepal) in 2019,
- Manaslu (Nepal) in 2019,
- K2 (Pakistan) in 2021 without any supplemental oxygen,
In 2015 his team tried to scale the Nanga Parbat in winter and was unsuccessful. They again tried in 2016 and summited the peak, and this resulted in the first-ever winter summit of Nanga Parbat. He has climbed Nanga Parbat four times. In January 2018, Ali Sadpara teamed up with Alex Txikon, a Basque mountaineer, and tried unsuccessfully to summit Mount Everest in winter without any supplemental oxygen.
In June 2018, he was enlisted by speed climber Marc Batard to undertake a five-year program entitled “Beyond Mount Everest”. They plan to summit Nanga Parbat, K2, and Mount Everest in 2019, 2021, and 2022 respectively.
In 2021, Muhammad Ali Sadpara, Pakistan’s most successful mountaineer and a national hero in his country, was acutely aware of the risks of climbing the world’s highest mountains in winter.
Now Sadpara, who is 45, is missing along with two other climbers, John Snorri, who is 47, of Iceland, and Juan Pablo Mohr, who is 33, of Chile, on K2, the world’s second-highest mountain.
The three were last seen by Sadpara’s son Sajid at about noon on Friday, at what is considered the most difficult part of the climb: the Bottleneck, a steep and narrow gully just 300 meters shy of the 8,611m summit when Sajid was forced to turn back.
The Army helicopters are trying hard to rescue the missing 3 mountaineers on K2.
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