Sajid Sadpara Achieves Historic Summit of Mount Everest Without Supplemental Oxygen
In an unprecedented feat of endurance and determination, renowned Pakistani mountaineer Sajid Sadpara has etched his name in the annals of history by conquering the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, without relying on supplemental oxygen or Sherpa assistance. This remarkable achievement makes him the first Pakistani to accomplish such a feat on the treacherous slopes of Everest.
Sajid Sadpara’s aspirations extend beyond Mount Everest, as he aims to conquer all 14 eight-thousanders without the aid of supplemental oxygen. With successful summits of K2, Gasherbrum-I, Gasherbrum-II in Pakistan, and Manaslu in Nepal already under his belt, Sajid is driven by a deep sense of purpose to fulfill the dream of his late father, the legendary mountaineer Mohammad Ali Sadpara.
Taking to Twitter to share his momentous accomplishment, Sajid expressed his joy, saying, “History has been made as the first Pakistani to stand atop Everest; a solo expedition without the use of supplemental oxygen and personal sherpa assistance. It was my father’s dream for Pakistan.”
This season has witnessed another milestone for Pakistani mountaineering, as Naila Kiani, a formidable female climber, scaled the mighty Mount Everest, becoming the second woman from Pakistan to achieve this remarkable feat. The first woman from Pakistan to summit Everest was Samina Baig, who accomplished this extraordinary endeavor in 2013.
Naila Kiani’s achievements are not limited to Mount Everest alone. She has solidified her position as an exceptional mountaineer by becoming the first non-Nepalese climber to conquer Everest in this mountaineering season. With a breathtaking ascent that reached a staggering height of 8,849 meters, Naila Kiani marked her place in history at 8:02 am on Sunday.
Notably, Kiani has also conquered Annapurna I in Nepal, K2, Gasherbrum I, and Gasherbrum II, making her the only Pakistani woman to have scaled five eight-thousanders within an impressive span of two years. Undeterred by her past achievements, she now sets her sights on the formidable Lhotse, standing tall at 8,516 meters, during her ongoing expedition in Nepal.
Naila Kiani first gained international attention in 2018 when her wedding photoshoot at K2 Basecamp captivated social media users worldwide, showcasing her indomitable spirit and passion for mountaineering.
The triumphs of Sajid Sadpara and Naila Kiani serve as inspiring reminders of the extraordinary capabilities and resilience of Pakistani mountaineers. With their relentless pursuit of new heights, they are bringing honor and recognition to their nation on the global mountaineering stage.