56 year-old celebrated mountaineer Ali Raza Sadpara passes away
Ali Raza Sadpara, the renowned 56 year-old Pakistani mountaineer, succumbed to his injuries and passed away early Friday morning (today) in Skardu, weeks after a fall that left him gravely injured.
On May 17, the climber tumbled over a cliff and plunged into a ditch, sustaining serious injuries. He was brought to Skardu District Headquarters Hospital for treatment, where doctors discovered he damaged his spinal cord and shattered ribs. Sadpara planned to climb K2, the world’s second-highest peak, this summer.
Who was Ali Raza Sadpara:
Sadpara began his career in 1986 and has climbed Pakistan’s 8,000-meter peaks 17 times. Broad Peak (8,047m), Gasherbrum-II (8,035m), Gasherbrum-I (8,068m), and Nanga Parbat were among his achievements (8,125m).