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Timeline Ali Sadpara K2 Winter Expedition 2021

Ali Sadpara K2 Winter 2021

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Timeline Ali Sadpara K2 Winter Expedition 2021

February 3 2021 04:00 AM: Ali Sadpara his son Sajid & John Snorri’s K2 summit push starts on the 3rd February at 04:00 PST.

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February 3 2021 11:00 AM Ali, Sajid, and John crossed camp 1. They have reached the height of 6112 meters on K2.

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February 3 2021 5:40 PM Team Ali Sadpara have arrived at camp 2, which is located under House chimney. They were feeling good and have an appetite and positive thoughts about the summit push. Tomorrow on the 4th at 08.00 AM they will climb up the Black Pyramid to regular camp 3 and rest there over the day.

When John Snorri was on his way up today, a rock dropped on his head luckily his helmet saved him. Another climber from Seven summits wasn’t so lucky, a rock dropped on his shoulder, he is estimating his situation in camp 2. This is one of the dangers in the mountains, rock dropping down at high speed. Some of the climbers from Seven summit have decided to retreat from the summit push.

John Snorri also noticed small frostbite on one of his fingers, but he says it will be fine, he has medicine to help him control it. But Ali and his son Sajid are feeling good.

There are a lot of avalanches on Broad Peak today, they can hear them and see them coming down the valley.

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February 3 2021 11:00 AM Ali Sadpara team reached 6500 meters. Tamara Lunger and Juan Pablo Mohr crossed lower camp 2.

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February 4 2021 02:00 PM Pak Army Helicopter evacuated Polish climber Magdalena Gorzkowska to Skardu

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February 4 2021 02:30 PM Ali Sadpara, John Snorri and Sajid reached 6971 meters on K2.

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February 4 2021 04:40 PM Ali Sadpara, Sajid and John reached 7114 meters on K2.

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February 4 2021 06:20 PM Tamara Lunger reached 7226 meters on K2.

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February 4 2021 06:30 PM Pakistani Ali Sadpara, his son Sajid and Icelander John Snorri reached 7,143.89 meters on K2.

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February 4 2021 07:30 Ali Sadpara team reached 7,298.58 meters on K2.

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February 4, 2021, 08:30 PM Ali Sadpara team reached camp 3 7369 meters.

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February 5 2021 01:00 AM Ali Sadpara team left for a final summit attempt,14 hours to reach the top.

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February 5, 2021, 03:30 AM

Collin O’Braday decided to turn back.

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February 5, 2021, 03:55 AM John Snorri team again ascending from the left side, now they are at 7,961.36 m.

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February 5, 2021, 09:05 AM SST team descended back to camp 3.

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February 5, 2021, 09:50 AM As per John Snorri’s tracker, they might be searching route to camp 4.

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February 5, 2021, 01:20 PM Bulgarian climber Atanas Georgiev Skatov is reported missing.

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February 5 2021 01:30 PM: Juan Pablo Mohr is still ascending with the Ali Sadpara team. They have been climbing for 12.5 hours.

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February 5 2021 02:30 PM: Sherpas could not find Atanas Skatov. They have requested Pakistan Army for the helicopter to conduct a search operation.

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February 5, 2021, 03:30 PM: At about 02:30 PM Pakistan army helicopter flew from Skardu to conduct a search operation of missing Bulgarian climber Atanas Skatov.

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February 5, 2021, 03:30 PM: Ali Sadpara team crossed 8000 meters. Their GPS tracker is not working. They have been climbing for 13 hours.

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February 5, 2021, 05:39 PM: The expedition staff at the base camp reported that they don’t want to disturb the team. They are in contact with the climber through radio communication.

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February 5, 2021, 06:06 PM: Sajid Ali Sadpara son of Ali Sadpara came back to Camp 3, his oxygen regulator was not working he returned from the bottleneck. He reported that everyone is fine and was going at a good pace.
Ali Sadpara and Juan Pablo Mohr from Chile are going together for the summit.

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February 5, 2021, 10:44 PM: Sajid is ascending from camp3 to check if there is any trace of Ali Sdapara and the other 2 climbers. He hasn’t seen any lights or any movement. He has food, a sleeping bag and he is holding tight.

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February 6, 2021, 12:25 PM: There is no contact with Muhammad Ali Sadpara, John Snorri, and Juan Pablo Mohr. The Pakistani army has activated a helicopter rescue. While Sajid is descending from camp 3. Two high altitude climbers Mr. Imtiaz and Mr. Akbar (from Sadpara Valley ) are on their way to base camp via helicopter for the rescue operation.

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February 6, 2021, 12:49 PM: Mr Imtiaz and Mr. Akbar have reached base camp and Sajid Sadpara is descending from camp 2.

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February 6, 2021, 02:40 PM: Sajid Ali Sadpara safely reached Camp 1, he will descend to advanced basecamp very soon.

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February 6, 2021, 04:00 PM: Sajid returned back safely to ABC.

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February 6, 2021, 06:00 PM: Assistant Commissioner Shigar reported that High Altitude Porters are on the way to camp 1. They will stay there and start their search operation by tomorrow morning. No news about the missing climbers yet

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February 6, 2021, 06:00 PM: Sajid safely returned back to base camp.

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February 6, 2021, 07:00 PM: The high altitude porters have returned back to K2 Base Camp along with Sajid Sadpara. They will discuss with other fellow climbers and then decide their next strategy of the search operation.

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February 7 2021, 09:00 AM: Army Aviation helicopter team, 5 Squarden pilots starts another search mission on #K2 today to trace missing climbers Muhammad Ali Sadpara, John Snorri and Mohr.

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February 7 2021, 11:40 AM: According to Sajid Sadpara son of Muhammad Ali Sadpara who last time saw his father, John Snorri Sigurjónsson, and Pablo near bottleneck and assuming, all three have summit K2 and on the way back they are gone missing.

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Where on K2 Ali Sadpara, John Snorri, and Juan Pablo Mohr are missing?

Sajid son of Ali Sadpara last time saw Ali and team going up at Bottleneck. Sajid waited at camp 3 7350 meters for more than 20 hours. Ali Sadpara, John Snorri, and Juan Pablo Mohr missing in between camp 3(7350) and summit(8611 meters). Helicopters can fly up to 7000 meters, but they have gone missing in between 7350 to 8611 meters.

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According to Sajid , he saw Ali and team at bottleneck 8211 meters going up.

February 7 2021, 12:40 PM: Helicopters had the first search taking along a photographer who had been to C3. But no meaningful success upfront. However, he will zoom in search of his pics while at BC.

Sajid was too broken and could not be taken along. He wants to return to Skardu.

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February 7 2021, 04:30 PM: Chhang Dawa just posted that, “Army helicopters (along with Sajid and Chhang Dawa) made a search flight for an hour up to its maximum limit: 7800m again to locate missing climbers Ali Sadpara, John Snorri, and Juan Pablo Mohr in K2. The search team went through the Abruzzi and other routes.” Dawa said that they had less weather visibility above C 4, unfortunately, no trace at all.
The wind above 6400m is still 40KM.

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February 7 2021, 05:25 PM: Ali’s son Sajid Sadpara returned back to Skardu via Army aviation helicopter.

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February 7, 2021, 06:50 PM: In a press conference, Sajid Sadpara said that” When I returned from bottleneck 8200 meters, they were climbing up the bottleneck at 11:00 AM. I’m sure they made the K2 summit and on their way back they may have had an accident, that’s why they are missing.” The chances of surviving above 8000 meters after 2 days are very low, search operation could be conducted to retrieve bodies, he said.

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February 8, 2021, 10:05 AM: Pak Army helicopter search operation continued on the third day to locate missing Ali Sadpara and two other climbers. 3rd-day helicopter search mission by Pakistan Army aviation begins at 09:30 AM. Heli’s have reached base camp. Dawa Sherpa of SST will again guide the helicopters at K2 where to see, possible targeted areas to spot the missing bodies. Weather is also building up today.

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February 8, 2021, 11:25 AM: Dawa posted that, they were able to make search flights all over 7000m by 2 Army helicopters with the help of the Army Aviation 5 squadron. Pilots, Lakpa Dendi and Dawa went through the areas that they were aware of, to locate missing climbers Muhammad Ali Sadpara, John Snorri, and Juan Pablo Mohr on K2. They had less visibility and the upper mountain is covered in clouds. For the last three days, pilots made a great job, out of their limits but they can’t find any clues there. The team is waiting for another permissible weather and search possibility, Dawa said.

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February 8, 2021, 01:45 PM: Due to bad weather conditions the Helicopter rescue mission of Ali Sadpara, John Snorri, and Juan Pablo Mohr has been called off. While Imtiaz and Akbar decided to try a rescue by going up.

Pilots found seeping bag image which is analyzed at basecamp

February 9, 2021, 03:24 PM: Minister Tourism GB said, “The rescue has been suspended for the time being due to bad weather, but it’s not over yet. It’s also important to let you know that the weather forecasts for next week are not favorable. Anytime we get the weather window, the search will be resumed.”

February 10, 2021, 10:54 AM: Ice land space agency ICEYE, Airbus, Planet and E – GEOS coys are also collaborating for real-time info with the virtual base camp. PAF of Pakistan is working on other methods of FLIR as the weather is not favoring C130. Meanwhile, the ground rescue team is on the mission, they have already a virtual basecamp on K2.

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February 10, 2021, 11:48 PM: In a high profile meeting it is decided that search activities can only be initiated after tracing exact whereabouts location or imaginary sign of the missing climbers. And for this at least 4 High Altitude climbers and 4 rescuers will be involve. Moreover, duration of search activity is likely to be extended up to 60 days, tourism minster GB said. Embassies of both foreign nationals may also be taken on board regarding search activities their assistance in form of international rescue climbers.

February 11, 2021, 12:40 PM: GB Government officials said they will use FLIR ( Forward Looking Infrared Radar) to locate #Alisadpara and the other two missing climbers.

February 12, 2021, 11:00 AM: Second FLIR mission will be carried at K2 today at 1130 AM to locate missing climbers. The weather is clear but few clouds. Virtual basecamp carried out the analysis of the picture of geospatial data received from Chile and Iceland space agencies.

K2 Search and Rescue Mission Update February 13, 2021, 01:00 AM: The search for missing climbers Ali Sadpara, John Snorri, and Juan Pablo Mohr on K2 continued on Friday. The special C1-30 plane flew above K2 mountain to get FLIR images. Experts will analyze these images and try to find out the possible location of missing climbers on K2. Experts say that there are fewer chances to find Ali Sadpara alive.

K2 Search and Rescue Mission Update February 13, 2021, 11:00 AM:

John Snorri GPS’s latest position shows close to basecamp. It turned on on 12 February 19:10. It is not confirmed yet how many devices John was using.

K2 Search and Rescue Mission Update February 14, 2021, 10:40 AM:

The rescue team is facing difficulties in search operation due to bad weather, but it’s not over yet.

K2 Search and Rescue Mission Update February 14, 2021, 10:00 PM:

Biggest search operation in the history of mountaineering has been ongoing. The SAR team scrutinized satellite images, used FLIR technology and and checked time of summit push. Search operation continued for nine days and they used latest technologies including FLIR with the help of Pak army F-16. Tomorrow there will be an important press conference. Stay connect with us for more updates.

K2 Search and Rescue Mission Update February 15, 2021, 02:35 PM: The search and rescue mission on K2 is not over yet. A meeting of the apex committee will be held on 17th Feb in Gilgit. All stakeholders are trying their best to find the missing climbers on K2.

February 18, 2021, 06:13 PM: Families of Ali Sadpara, John Snorri from Iceland, and JP Mohr from Chile confirmed the death of 3 climbers. They explained that the incident occurred during descending from the summit. Families in a press conference with the GB tourism minister in Skardu finally confirmed the death of Ali Sadpara.

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11 thoughts on “Timeline Ali Sadpara K2 Winter Expedition 2021”

  1. vins vins

    Hi, thanks for the updates. what does it mean “virtual” basecamp ?

  2. Mudassar

    John Snorri K2
    Feb 13, 20216:10:00 AM

    Speed: 0.00 km/h Course: N/A
    Elevation: 4,973.00 m Batt: Low
    Lat: 35.832005 Lon: 76.507995

    https://eur-share.inreach.garmin.com/GCGB5

    1. Anonymous557

      Can’t see how you are finding 13th location. It ends on 5th

  3. so if john snorri’s location has been found . what next ??

  4. Husnain Ali

    Hey. John Snorri’s Location is updated today as well (at his second tracker) at 6:10. Near k2 Base camp. What’s going on ?

    1. About the second tracker (blue). Someone must have turned it on at BC, it´s low on power too (this is no glitch, it has to be turned on).

      The other tracker (green), that he took with him is still on the 5th of Feb.

  5. Any updates on John Snorri’s tracker info as above? I cant see any more news? Has their bodies been found? Have they been rescued?? Anyone please update if you know anything…

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