Ali Sadpara and fellow climbers could not be traced
Nine days have passed since Ali Sadpara and fellow climbers went missing. Possible locations were identified by satellite imagery. A photographic survey was conducted from the plane but no trace of the climbers was found.
A major operation to find Ali Sadpara and two foreign climbers continued on the ninth day. According to the aides of K2 Virtual and Physical Base Camp, an extraordinary search operation in the history of mountaineering is underway to find Ali Sadpara and his missing companions. Hundreds of satellite images identified possible locations during the operation. A photographic survey was conducted from the F-16 aircraft.
Information was also obtained through synthetic aperture radar technology during the major operation. The technology identified sleeping bags, tents and sleeping pads. Supporters of K2 Virtual and Physical Base Camp thanked Imtiaz Sadpara and Akbar Sadpara, mountaineers who were part of the Pakistan Army, Provincial Government and ground search team.
It should be noted that Ali Sadpara and two foreign climbers were returning from a K2 summit on February 5 when they went missing in Bottleneck. Climbers also call Bottleneck a valley of death.