A detailed presentation on mountaineering in Pakistan and recognition of our national hero Muhammad Ali Sadpara.
Famously known as “Little Karim” is a Pakistani high- altitude porter-turned mountain climber. He has climbed Gasherbrum II without supplementary oxygen.
To try his luck for becoming a high-altitude porter. He was rejected by a team by looking at his stature that he would not be able to carry 25 Kg of weight up to the base camp of K-2. Though he was in his teens, he looked like a 10 year old boy due to his appearance. Losing the hopes, he was about to leave, a Swiss team ran out of porters and took him along. In the same trip he managed to summit a 7000 meter peak.
(April 1963 – 21 November 2016) was a Pakistani mountaineer and adventurer from Skardu in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. He is the first Pakistani to have climbed six eight-thousanders including the world’s highest peak Everest (8848m), K2 (8611m), Gasherbrum I (8080m), Gasherbrum II (8034m), Nanga Parbat (8126 m) and Broad Peak (8051m). He is also credited for summiting five of the eight-thousanders without using supplemental oxygen. He was the second Baltistani to have summited all five of the 8000m peaks of Pakistan
Nisar Hussain Sadpara
He ascent Gashabrum-II four times, Gashabrum-I three times, Broad peak 2000, K2 2004 and Nanga Parbat in 2008. Died during winter expedition of G1 in 2012. He is one of the three Pakistanis, including Rajab Shah and Hasan Sadpara, to have climbed all the 8000m peaks in Pakistan without using supplemental oxygen, and that too multiple times.
Muhammad Ali Sadpara
Muhammad Ali Sadpara’s mountaineering career and his achivements are: Sadpara had successfully climbed eight of the 14 eight-thousanders on Earth. His first climb was Gasherbrum II, located in the Karakoram range. List of mountains climbed:
- 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,
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