Work on first Shaheed Ali Sadpara climbing wall completed

Staff Reporter

The first climbing wall named after international climber and heroic Shaheed Muhammad Ali Sadpara completed here at Peshawar Sports Complex with a total cost of Rs 10 million under the Prime Minister 1000 Playground Facilities Project.

The climbing wall has been named after national hero Muhammad Ali Sadpara was a Pakistani high-altitude mountaineer.

He was part of the team (which included Italian alpinist Simone Moro) that successfully completed the first-ever winter ascent to the summit of Nanga Parbat in 2016.

Muhammad Ali Sadpara was notable for having successfully climbed a grand eight eight-thousands throughout his career—four of which he had ascended in a single calendar year.

Sadpara, along with his 21-year-old son, Sajid (who had also climbed K2 in 2019), teamed up with Icelandic mountaineer John Snorri Sigurjónsson and Chilean mountaineer Juan Pablo Mohr Prieto for a joint-ascent of K2, and left the highest camp on the evening of Feb 4, 2021.

Sajid was later forced to descend due an Oxygen regulator malfunction, leaving the other members of the team at the K2 Bottleneck, close to the summit.

Sigurjónsson and Prieto continued their ascent to K2’s summit, but did not return by night as planned, and were declared missing on Feb 5, 2021.

A rescue mission with two Pakistan Army helicopters was organized on Feb 6, 2021 to search for the team. On Feb 18, 2021, Pakistani authorities announced that the three men were officially presumed dead, but the search for their remains would continue. Sadpara’s family also declared him as presumably dead on the same day.

To pay a rich tribute to Shaheed Sadpara, the govt of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa decided to named after the Climbing Wall as Sadpara, Secretary Sports KP Abid Majeed told media men.