The first Ali Sadpara Climbing Wall is set up at Qayyum Sports Complex in Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at a cost of Rs 10 million over a period of 3 months.
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has named the first climbing wall in the history of the province after world-famous climber Muhamad Ali Sadpara. Ali Sadpara has become a climbing Hero in Pakistan after he went missing on K2 during his first winter climb. Ali Sadpara, John Snorri, and Juan Pablo Mohr went missing on K2 in February 2021. A search operation started and it continued for several days but three climbers couldn’t be traced. Later families confirmed the death of Ali Sadpara, John Snorri and JP Mohr. Ali Sadpara was also the first climber to summit Killer Mountain Nanga Parbat in winter in 2016.
According to details, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to pay homage to Muhammad Ali Sadpara, who sacrificed his life in an attempt to climb the world’s second-highest peak, K2 in winter, so the first climbing wall in the province has been named after Ali Sadpara. The climbing wall at Qayyum Sports Complex has been set up at a cost of Rs 10 million over a period of 3 months.
The climbing wall is 52 feet high while the climbing wall has three categories, namely speed wall, technical wall, and vertical wall. Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Kazim Niaz Thursday inaugurated the first Ali Sadpara Climbing Wall of the province while the players interested in the climbing wall appreciated the significant step taken by the government to promote the sport.
Chief Secretary said that a climbing wall is installed to motivate youth to climb. He also said that climbing walls will also be installed at HayatAbad Sports complex, Khairabad tourism spot, Mardan Sports Complex, and Nowshera Sports Complex, Sports Complex Gunj, Qazi Mohib Sports Complex Bannu Football Stadium, Abbottabad, Kohat Sports Complex, and Ratta Kulachi Sports Complex, Dera Ismail Khan with a cost of Rs111 million.
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