ISLAMABAD: Sajid Ali Sadpara, son of renowned Pakistani mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara, has vowed to complete his father’s K2 mission.
“Will will shoot a documentary on the lives of my father and John Snorri during this mission,” he said in a press conference at the Islamabad Press Club on Thursday. “I know my father is not alive anymore but I want to go to K2 and find out what happened to him.”
Sajid announced that he will start his summit on June 25 (Friday), adding that it will take him and his team 40 to 45 days to climb the world’s second-tallest mountain.
The mountaineer plans to locate his father’s body during the mission as well.
Earlier in February this year, Sadpara, Iceland’s John Snorri, and Juan Pablo Mohr from Chile lost their lives during a K2 winter expedition. They were last seen at the Bottleneck of the mountain. The Pakistan Army launched a search operation but their efforts were thwarted by the harsh weather. A week after the search operation, the mountaineers were declared dead.