Mountaineer Ali Sadpara, two others are missing: reports
At least three climbers taking part in K2 Winter Expedition 2021(to summit 8,711 meters peak) have been reportedly missing since Friday evening, relevant sources informed on social media.
The missing persons have been identified as Muhammad Ali Sadpara from Pakistan, John Snorri from Iceland and JP Mohr Prieto from Chile.
However local media is reporting that they have succeeded in climbing the K2 which Dialogue Pakistan couldn’t verify independently.
According to reports initially there were total 22 participants out of which only the three persons wanted to continue the expedition while 18 others decided to move back. While one Bulgarian climber Atanas Skatov fell to his death.
The 22 climbers, including Muhammad Ali Sadpara and his son Sajid Sadpara, from the two expedition groups had started ascending the peak from base camp on Wednesday.
However, the Twitter’s official account of Sadpara has also confirmed that the three mountaineers have lost their contact with team.
According to the latest development, Pakistan Army has reportedly started a search operation through helicopters.