Pakistani mountaineer Sajid Ali Sadpara creates history
Pakistani mountaineer Sajid Ali Sadpara made history on Monday when he became the first Pakistani mountaineer to reach the top of Mount Manaslu, the 8th highest peak in the world.
Sadpara’s team confirmed that he had reached the top of Manaslu before an enormous avalanche blocked the climber around C4 in the afternoon.
The “true summit” of Manaslu became the focus of attention when last year the renowned Nepalese mountaineer MingmaG affirmed that all previous summits made at the summit were not the real summit and there is still a distance to the summit of the mountain.
After the revelation of Mingma, several climbers aiming at different records had announced to re-arbitrate Manaslu, including Sirbaz Ali of Pakistan and Shehroze Kashif.
Sajid Ali Sadpara, son of the late Ali Sadpara, was among the climbers trying to finish a true summit this season.
His team confirmed that Sajid was able to reach Mt Manaslu 8.163 meters on Monday afternoon without using any extra oxygen.
According to Sajid’s expedition management company, he had already covered 8,000 meters and had advanced when the huge avalanche struck the climbers en route C-4 which forced many other climbers to abandon their plans.