Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara, who went missing on February 5 while attempting to summit K2, is no more with us, his family confirmed on Thursday.
Sadpara had gone missing along with two other foreign climbers, and it is not yet confirm whether the mountaineers did summit the mighty K2.
Addressing a press conference, Sadpara’s son Sajid Sadpara said, “K2 has embraced my father forever. May God give my family the strength to deal with this loss.”
“I want to assure the mountaineering community across the world that my father’s mission will continue.”
He also thanked Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the pilots of Askari Aviation for a thorough search and rescue operation for his father despite harsh weather conditions.
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Sajid Sadpara shared the news on Twitter as well. “I will keep my father’s mission alive and fulfil his dream,” he wrote.
The climbers were last seen around the mountain’s most unsafe path called the Bottleneck.
President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi took to Twitter to express his condolences to Ali Sadpara’s family.
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