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K2 tragedy: Bodies of Ali Sadpara, John Snorri & Juan Pablo found

Islamabad: The bodies of  famous climbers Pakistan’s Ali Sadpara, Iceland’s John Snorri and Chile’s Juan Pablo were found on K2 on Monday morning, official sources have confirmed.

The international climbers team went missing during their expedition some five months back.Gilgit-Baltistan Minister for Information Fateh Ullah Khan and Minister for Tourism Raja Nasir have also confirmed that bodies of Muhammad Ali Sadpara and two foreign mountaineers have been found. Fateh Ullah Khan,in a statement on Monday morning, said that the bodies will be shifted through army helicopters.

The G-B Information Minister said the first body was discovered at 9am on Mondar which was identified as Snorri’s because of the yellow and black clothes that he was believed to be wearing during the expedition.

The second body was spotted at 12pm, he added. However, he didn’t mention when the third body was discovered.

Earlier, Mashabrum expeditions treks and tour said that two bodies have been found by Madison fixing Sharpas in K2 bottleneck. In a tweet, it is said that the first found from 400 M below and now they found Muhammad Ali Sadpara body from 300m below the bottleneck of K2.

Alpine Club of Pakistan Secretary Karrar Haideri said that it was “very difficult”  to bring the bodies down from the mountain because of the high altitude, adding that the Pakistan Army Aviation was helping in this regard.

He said Snorri’s body would be shifted to Iceland at the request of his wife. Mohr’s sister and mother had also previously decided that his body would be brought back to Chile.

All the bodies were spotted 400 meters away from the bottleneck at K2. Khan said all three bodies were found by an expedition led by Ali Sadpara’s son, Sajid Sadpara. He was accompanied by Canadian filmmaker Elia Saikaly  and Pasang Kaji Sherpa.

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