Pakistan’s renowned mountaineer Sajid Sadpara has made history as he scaled the world’s highest peak Mount Everest without the support of supplemental oxygen and assistance from Sherpas, who are considered elite mountain climbers, on Sunday in Nepal.
He is the first Pakistani to climb the world’s high peak without the aid of supplemental oxygen.
Sajid aims to climb all 14 eight-thousanders without the aid of supplemental oxygen.
“This is an incredible achievement for the mountaineer [Sadpara]. He is conquering the mountains in a stunning way,” Karrar Haidri, secretary Alpine Club of Pakistan said.
Sajid has already summited K2 (8,611m), Gasherbrum-I (8,080m), and Gasherbrum-II (8,035m) in Pakistan, as well as Manaslu (8,163m) in Nepal, without supplemental oxygen.
Sajid has fulfilled the wish of his late father Mohammad Ali Sadpara, who was a legendary mountaineer, by achieving such a feat.
In a tweet, the legendary climber said: “History has been made as 1st Pakistani to be on the top of Everest; Solo, without use of supplemental oxygen & personal sherpa assistance. It was a dream of his father for Pakistan.”
Earlier, Pakistani mountaineer, Naila Kiani scaled Mount Everest, becoming the second woman from the country to summit the world’s highest peak.
The first female mountaineer from Pakistan to summit the peak is Samina Baig, who achieved the feat back in 2013.
On Kiani’s part, she added another feather to her cap as she became the first non-Nepalese climber to scale Mount Everest this mountaineering season.
The mountaineer reached the pinnacle of the world’s highest mountain, scaling up to 8,849 metres, at 8:02 am on Sunday.
Besides, Kiani — a mother of two, a boxer, and a banker in Dubai — is the only Pakistani woman to scale five eight-thousanders — which now includes Mount Everest — incredibly within a span of two years. Before this, she climbed Annapurna I in Nepal, K2, Gasherbrum I and II.
She is now aiming to scale 8,516m high Lhotse, the fourth tallest mountain in her current visit to Nepal.
Kiani first gained prominence in 2018 after the images of her wedding photoshoot at K2 Basecamp went viral on social media.
Only last month, Sajid Sadpara became the first Pakistani to climb the world’s 10th-highest peak without supplemental oxygen.
The same month, Nadia also climbed Annapurna with Imagine Nepal’s Annapurna Expedition Team.
Kathmandu-based Mingma G, who has scaled Everest six times, congratulated him as well as Naila Kiani and Nadia Azad.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif praised Naila Kiani for making Pakistan proud by summiting Mount Everest.
“Adding yet another feather to her cap, Naila Kiani has made Pakistan proud by summiting Mount Everest. Through her passion for mountaineering and amazing achievements to her credit, she has reinforced the notion that our women are capable of achieving anything. Heartiest congratulations to her and best wishes for her future plans,” he wrote.