K2: Second Helicopter Search Finds Nothing

A second helicopter search has found no sign of missing climbers Ali Sadpara, John Snorri, and JP Mohr on K2. The helicopter crew and an accompanying photographer traced the route up to a height of 7,000m.

Despite suffering from frostbite, Greek climber Antonios Sykaris joined the flight to help the pilots identify possible search areas. Sykaris will soon be airlifted from Base Camp to receive treatment for his frostbite.

Although there was no sign of the missing trio during the flight, high-resolution images taken by the photographer will be carefully examined at Base Camp.

Sajid Sadpara was unable to join the flight as he comes to terms with his father’s plight.

The two experienced Pakistani climbers, Imtiaz Hussain and Akbar Ali, were intending to search the Abruzzi Spur route today on foot, but no news on their progress.