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Renowned Pakistani mountaineer Ali Raza Sadpara succumbs to injuries

The funeral prayer of Sadpara was held at Olding Graveyard at 10.00 am. Sadpara was expected to ascend K2, the second-highest peak, this summer.

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Renowned Pakistani mountaineer Ali Raza Sadpara succumbed to his injuries after succumbing to his injury on Friday in Skardu.

On May 17, Ali Raza Sadpara had fallen off a mountain during a climbing session near his village in Gilgit. Ali Raza Sadpara had sustained injuries. He was shifted to the hospital and was under treatment.

The funeral prayer of Sadpara was held at Olding Graveyard at 10.00 am. Sadpara was expected to ascend K2, the second-highest peak, this summer. It was the only peak left for him to climb out of all the 8000-meters peaks in Pakistan. Sadpara had twice attempted to ascent K2 but was stopped due to bad weather.

He has summited Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I and II, and Nanga Parbat for a record collective 17 times. Members of the mountaineering community of Pakistan have expressed grief over the passing away of the mountaineer.

“Deeply saddened to hear the tragic news. Ali Raza Sadpara is no more. May Allah Karim forgives his sins and ranks him higher in Jannah,” said Sajid Sadpara, son of the late mountaineer Ali Sadpara.

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Luke Smithwick, the American mountaineer, expressed condolence on his death.

“Ali Raza Sadpara passed away this morning. I snapped the photo last Summer while climbing Gasherbrum Two, he was with another team yet we all work together on 8000-meter mountains, that is how summits happen. It is important that he is remembered, as a humble master,” said Smithwick.

Young Pakistani mountaineer Sirbaz Khan expressed condolence said that Ali Raza Sadpara had spent his life serving Pakistan.

Saad Munawar, his expedition manager, expressed sadness about his death. “Heartbroken at the demise of Sadpara. Death is indeed the biggest reality of life,” he said. Adding that “Pakistan will miss a legend. Pakistani mountaineers will miss their mentor and the mountains will miss their best friend.”