In Skardu early Friday morning, Ali Raza Sadpara, a renowned Pakistani mountaineer who had fallen and suffered a serious injury, died from his injuries. Sadpara was 56 years old.
He slipped off a cliff on May 17 and fell into a ditch, sustaining serious injuries. His spinal cord fractured and his ribs broken. When he was rush to the District Headquarters Hospital in Skardu for treatment. In the village of Olding, a funeral service will be held for him.
Sadpara’s career to his funeral
ALI RAZA SADPARA planned to climb K2, the world’s second-highest peak, this summer. In 1986, he began his career and has climbed Pakistan’s 8,000-meter peaks 17 times. Nanga Parbat (8,125m) was one of his conquests, along with Broad Peak (8,047m), Gasherbrum-I (8,035m) and Gasherbrum-II (8,035m).
He also climbed Sia Kangri, Baltoro Kangri, and Spantik. Additionally, he coached renowned climbers Ali Sadpara – who died on K2 -, Hassan Sadpara, and other mountaineers.
A number of mountaineers, politicians, journalists, and civil society members expressed their condolences to the bereaved family. And described Ali Raza’s passing as a “huge loss” for mountaineering.
A climber’s contribution to the promotion of adventure tourism also appreciated. Mountaineer Sirbaz Khan, the only Pakistani to climb ten peaks above 8,000 meters, said Ali Raza Sadpara had spent his entire life serving Pakistan.
He According to Ali Raza, more Pakistani flags were raise on 8,000m summits by him than by any other mountaineer. The deceased mountaineer had trained a whole generation of mountaineers, Khan said, adding that he was called an “ustaadon ka ustaad” (teacher of teachers).
Moreover, In Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari extended his condolences to Sadpara’s family and prayed for her soul in a statement issued by the PPP’s media cell.
Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s minister for climate change, said Sadpara’s death was “certainly a great loss”.
“His legacy lives on through the generations of mountaineers he trained over the course of his courageous life,” she said on Twitter. “May his soul rest in peace.”