Ali Sadpara becomes first Pakistani to scale world’s fifth largest peak in Nepal

Ali Sadpara

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Muhammad Ali Sadpara, a mountaineer hailing from Skardu, has become the first Pakistani to climb Makalu, the world’s 5th highest peak. He is also the country’s only mountaineer to climb seven peaks of over 8,000 meters in the world, as reported by Inter-Service Public Relations.

According to ISPR, the media wing of Pakistan Army, Sadpara, climbed the 8,485 meters of the Makalu Peak on May 24th. The expedition was facilitated by Pakistan Army. After climbing up the peak he waved Pakistan’s and the Pakistan Army flags. Makalu is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas, southeast of Mount Everest on the border between China and Nepal.

It is also reported that Mirza Ali Baig has also become the first Pakistani to climb seven summits in seven continents after successfully climbing Mount Everest on May 22nd. Seven Summit Treks, the organiser of the expedition informed that nine mountaineers, including five international climbers and four Sherpas, completed their successful climb on Friday morning.

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The nine-member expedition comprised of Ali Sadpara from Pakistan, Vibeke Andrea from Norway, four Sherpas and Nirmal Puja from Nepal, Kia Noosh from the United States of America and Jose Valloton from Switzerland.

Sadpara arrived in Nepal in the first week of April to summit the Makalu Peak. Before the Makala Peak summit he scaled 8516 meters of the Lhotse Peak on May 17th, the fourth highest mountain in the World. Even though climbing the Lhotse was not the part of his plan but he did so to acclimatize. He began his Makalu expedition after the Lhotse summit.

The organizers of the expedition that Sadpara, along with other climbers, returned back safely to the Base camp of Makalu. Many proud Pakistanis praised Muhammad Ali Sadpara for his successful summit of the Makalu peak and have wished him the best for his future.

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