Pakistan Mountaineer Hassan Sadpara Died

Noted Pakistan Alpinist Passed

(Karrar Haidri) Renowned mountaineer Hassan Sadpara passed away in Rawalpindi today on Monday 21 November 2016. He was suffering from multiple diseases, including blood cancer and was brought to a private hospital in Rawalpindi, from where he was moved to the Combined Military Hospital for treatment. He was diagnosed with cancer earlier this month.

First Pakistani to summit Six 8000-M Peaks including Mount Everest, Mr Hassan Sadpara was hailing from Sadpara, Skardu. He started his climbing career as professional mountaineer in 1999 and started climbing in the company of visiting foreign expeditions.

He has since climbed Nanga Parbat (8125 m) on 2nd July 1999, climbed K-2 (8611 m) on 27th July 2004, Gasherbrum II (8035 m) on 22nd July 2006 and Gasherbrum I (8068 m) on 29th July 2006 (making a history in Pakistani mountaineering).

In 2007 he climbed Broad Peak (8047 m) thus becoming the second Pakistani to have the honour of climbing all five peaks of Pakistani Peaks rising above 8000 metres.

On recommendations of the Alpine Club of Pakistan he was awarded Presidents Pride of Performance Medal by Government of Pakistan in 2008. In January 2009 President of Pakistan Mr Asif Ali Zardari, during meeting with Hassan Sadpara at Aiwan e Sadr directed that Government of Pakistan must provide funds for launching of Pakistan Expedition to Mt Everest providing an opportunity to climb Mt Everest.

Alpine Club of Pakistan has therefore organised Pakistan Everest Expedition -2011 within the funds provided by Ministry of Tourism. On Monday 12 May 2011Mr. Hassan Sadpara become the second Pakistani (after Renowned Mountaineer Nazir Sabir former President Alpine Club of Pakistan) to summit world’s tallest Mountain, Mount everest 8848m.

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