Sajid Ali Sadpara, son of the late legendary Pakistani mountaineer Mohammad Ali Sadpara, is all set to climb Mount Everest (8,848.86 metres) in Nepal without the use of supplemental oxygen or Sherpa support. His ultimate goal is to climb all 14 eight-thousanders without supplemental oxygen.
On April 15, 2021, Sajid made history by becoming the first Pakistani to scale the 8,091-metre Annapurna mountain in Nepal, which is the world’s 10th highest peak, without the assistance of high-altitude porters and supplemental oxygen.
Sajid Ali Sadpara has already summited several high peaks, including 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.
According to Sajid, he has completed the necessary acclimatization in Nepal and plans to begin his Everest mission on May 20. He will be using the ground logistic support of Seven Summit Trek, his primary host.
Sajid is undertaking this mission to honor the memory of his late father, Mohammad Ali Sadpara, who disappeared on K2 in February 2021 while attempting a winter ascent of the mountain. Sajid hopes to raise the Pakistani flag on the world’s highest mountains and achieve his father’s dream of summiting Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen.
Sajid Ali Sadpara will be accompanied by renowned Nepalese mountaineer Nirmal Purja and other Nepali climbers, who will support him during his climb.
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Less than 200 climbers have summited Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen so far, making it a rare accomplishment. Sajid’s attempt to climb Everest without supplemental oxygen will be a first for Pakistani mountaineers.
Sajid Ali Sadpara has not received sponsorship from the Gilgit-Baltistan government, any other organization, or donor. He is relying solely on his own resources and expertise to achieve his goal.
The climb will be a challenging and grueling test of Sajid’s physical and mental endurance, but he is determined to succeed. He has stated that his father’s lessons and memory guide him in his most challenging times.
Sajid’s attempt to summit Everest without supplemental oxygen is a testament to his skill, determination, and love for mountaineering. He is an inspiration to aspiring mountaineers in Pakistan and around the world, and we wish him the best of luck on his climb.