Pakistani climbers Ali Sadpara, and two others are missing on K2.
Pak Army helicopters fail to locate Pakistani climber, two others on K2 source: dawn.com

Pakistani climbers legend, Ali Sadpara, John Snorri from Iceland, and Juan Pablo Mohr from Chile are absent for 5 hours on K2, the world’s second-most noteworthy mountain. Pakistan Army helicopters set out on a search flight on Saturday however got back to Skardu after they couldn’t find three climbers.

GPS failed to track climbers

Chhang Dawa Sherpa, their expedition supervisor, said in an explanation. It’s as of now been over 30 hours, we at headquarters have gotten no information on John Snorri, Ali Sadpara, and Juan Pablo Mohr since none of the GPS trackers appear to be working.

Besides, Waqas Johar, Assistant Commissioner Shigar, Gilgit-Baltistan, affirmed that there has been no accomplishment in finding the missing mountaineers up until this point and that climate conditions are bad at K2.

Climbers crossed bottleneck

An authority from the expedition group said the only checked news was that the climbers had crossed the bottleneck which thinks numerous to accept that they had arrived at the highest point.

Sadpara’s son safely reaches the camp

Meanwhile, Pakistani climbers Sadpara’s Son, Sajid Sadpara, who was additionally part of the expedition, arrived at the K2 headquarters in the wake of sitting so long for the three climbers at camp 3 for more than 20 hours. Sajid was with the three up until the bottleneck, the riskiest zone of the mountain, and had gotten back to camp 3 after confronting issues with his oxygen controller.

As per Sajid, he was with the three climbers till 10 am on Friday when he needed to turn around, adding that they were fit and fine and proceeding with the rising.

Climbers will succeed in their mission

However, over seven hours after the fact, the group shared that there had been no information since camp 3. The GPS track is not clear . I trust it is only some misreading from the satellite sign or low battery. We need to keep our confidence and faith they will succeed and we have chosen not to trouble them and stand by until they will contact the base camp manager. We are not tuning in to other news, we are the only source to the group.

The news of the missing mountaineers has cause several hashtags to trend on Twitter, with citizens and politicians praying for their safe return.

President Arif Alvi said he hoped they were alive and fine. “These are very brave mountaineers. We pray for their safety,” he said.

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