SKARDU: Eminent mountaineer Ali Raza Sadpara succumbed to his wounds in Skardu on Friday, weeks after he fell off a cliff and critically injured. He was 56 years old.
On May 17, Sadpara sustained severe injuries when he slipped off a cliff and fell into a ditch during a routine climbing drill. According to Sadpara’s family, doctors at the Skardu hospital, where he was taken for treatment, said the mountianeer had fractured his spinal cord and several ribs.
Ali Raza Sadpara’s funeral prayers took place today at the Olding village’s graveyard at 10am.
Sadpara was to attempt scaling the K2, the world’s second-highest peak, this summer.
The mountaineer’s career began in 1986 and he had climbed Pakistan’s 8,000-metre peaks 17 times, including the Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum-II, and Gasherbrum-I – all higher than 8,000 metres.