Hassan conquers Mount Everest with no oxygen kit
May 13, 2011 Leave a comment
PESHAWAR, May 12 (APP): Renowned climber from Baltistan, Hassan Sadpara has conquered the highest peak of the world Mount Everest in Nepal without the facility of Oxygen kit and become the second Pakistani to achieve such feat after Nazir Sabir. Mountaineering Team organized by Alpine Club of Pakistan had established their base camp III at 7, 200 meter in the Everest Mountains.
The Expedition was launched by Alpine Club of Pakistan (ACP) with the patronage of the President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari is being led by Muhammad Ali Cheghazi, ACP Vice President.
Other members of the expedition were Mohammad Sadiq and Ghulam Muhammad Faisal but they were failed to reach the top while Hassan was the only reached the top and hoisted the national flag on the highest mountain Mount Everest (8,848m) from its South side in Nepal and created a world record by not using Oxygen.
According to a fax facsimile received here, the team, which had left Islamabad on March 3 but only Hassan reached the top of Mount Everest in the early morning at 6.00 a.m Thursday.
The lead climber of the Expedition Hassan Sadpara had reached 5,350 metre high Everest Base camp on April 11 while after fully acclimatization Hassan was able to establish Camp I (5,900 m) by mid of April and was able to reach Camp III (7,200m) on May 3. Hassan was in good health. Hassan started his climb to 8,000 m high Camp IV on May 11.
The renowned climber from Baltistan Hassan Sadpara climbed the M. Everest but other three members could not climb further after reaching at Camp-III (7,200m).
Hassan Sadpara said, it was his ambition to scale Mount Everest in 2007, but he could not do so because of financial problem. Hassan thanked President Zardari for sponsoring his Mount Everest expedition. “Today I’m happy to conquer the World’s highest peak without using oxygen.
Hassan Sadpara, born in 1963, reached the summit at around 6.00 am. Now Hassan is returning back, an official of APC said. Pakistan and Nepal are home to some of the World’s highest mountains.
Around 3,000 people have made it to the top of Everest since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first conquered the 8,848-metre (29,028-foot) peak in 1953.
The summit season on Everest begins in late April and May when a small window between spring and the summer monsoon offers the best conditions for making the climb