The highest peak in the Alps and the deadliest in the world Mont Blanc has been scaled by the renowned Pakistani mountaineer from Skardu Mohammad Ali Sadpara and the French climber Marc Batard.
Sadpara has become the first Pakistani climber to scale Marc Batard. The peak rises 4,808 meters above sea level. The peak was scaled from the France side.
Mr. Sadpara revealed that he has been visiting Europe for the past four years to climb peaks. He is also working to train children on climbing.
Previously, Mr. Sadpara climbed all the five 8,000-metre-high peaks in Pakistan that includes K2 i.e. 8,611m, Gasherbrum-I that is 8,080m, Gasherbrum-II that is 8,034m, Nanga Parbat that is 8,126m and Broad Peak that is 8,051m. He was the first Pakistani climber to have climbed the Nanga Parbat in winter.
He also climbed the 8,516-metre Lhotse peak that is situated on the border between the Tibet region of China and Nepal, the 8,485-metre Makalu peak and, 8,156-metre Manaslu in Nepal with no bottled oxygen in 2019.
Foreign winter expedition teams are trying to climb Broad, (8,051 meters), Gasherbrum-I, Gasherbrum-II, and K2 in Karakoram Range of Pakistan.
Also, the high-altitude climbers from Italy Simone Moro and Lunger are trying to climb Gasherbrum-I and then Gasherbrum-II. Presently they are at the base camp of the peak and waiting for appropriate weather.
The Broad Peak winter expedition comprises of renowned Russian mountaineer Denis Urubko, Canadian mountaineer Don Bowie, and former Miss Finland Lotta Hintsa.
Also, two mountaineers of the eight-member international team arrived in Pakistan to begin climbing K2 that is the second-highest peak in the world.