Pakistani mountaineer M Ali Sadpara, son begin winter ascent to K2

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Gilgit – A three-member team comprising renowned Pakistani mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara, his son Sajid Sadpar and Iceland’s John Snorri has left for a expedition tonight (Saturday night) to summit world’s second highest mountain K2 in winter season.

The attempt was launched days after a Nepalese team made history by becoming the first to scale K2, the only one of the world’s 14 mountains over 8,000 metres high never to have been summated during the winter season, in winter.

Sharing a plan on his Twitter handle, M Ali Sadpara said, “The plan is to leave BC [Base Camp] at 9pm local time tonight, arrive to C3 on Sunday by noon, rest and push for summit at 6pm.

He added that the team aims to summit the peak at 9am Monday. “It’s a very ambitious plan, and conditions are not easy, but we are positive and ready for it”. Sajid Sadpara is going to scale the summit without bottle oxygen.