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K2 search: Three mountaineers, including one of Pakistan’s most famous climbers, declared dead

Pakistan’s world-renowned mountain climber Mohammad Ali Sadpara and two other mountaineers who went missing on the world’s second highest peak earlier this month have now officially been declared dead.

K2 has embraced my father forever,” said Sajid Sadpara, son of celebrated Pakistani climber Sadpara, 45, while addressing a press conference called by Gilgit Baltistan’s tourism ministry and the family of the climber.

The climbers accompanying Sadpara were John Snorri, 47, of Iceland, and Juan Pablo Mohr, 33, of Chile. The news that all three are considered dead brings closure to another tragedy in the history of mountaineering.

On 5 February, the three climbers went missing after losing contact with base camp at a height of…

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