The three missing K2 climbers John Snorri, Juan Pablo Mohr and Muhammad Ali Sadpara were officially declared dead by their families. There is no longer any hope that the three are still alive.
Two weeks ago the Icelanders bet John Snorri, the Chilean Juan Pablo Mohr as well as the two Pakistanis Muhammad Ali Sadpara and his son Sajid to the summit storm on the K2 at. Most famous Bottleneck Sajid had to turn back due to problems with the oxygen regulator. The three remaining alpinists continued their walk to the summit. Since then, the three have been considered missing.
Large-scale search for Snorri, Mohr and Sadpara
On February 6, 2021, one day after the summit storm, a large-scale search for the three alpinists began. Numerous helicopter flights, detailed analyzes of satellite images, fighter jet flights, infrared images - all the stops were pulled. The GPS data from the trackers could not be accessed because the devices only send data when the wearer actively prompts them.
Two mountaineers - friends of Muhammad Ali Sadpara - traveled to K2 and tried to get close to the summit without any acclimatization in order to search for and rescue the missing. But all actions came to nothing.
Detailed information about the rescue operation of the three mountaineers from Moirah Ahmad
It is probably the most complex search in the history of alpinism. Despite all efforts, both technically and personally, it is completely unclear what happened to the three alpinists and where they are. The search efforts were sustained for a long time. For a long time there was hope that the three of them would at least make it out of the so-called death zone and get to safety in a snow cave. They could have survived there for a few days.
Search operation abandoned - alpinists declared dead
Yesterday all the families announced the three alpinists at K2 as dead. The efforts to track down John Snorri, Juan Pablo Mohr and Muhammad Ali Sadpara and to recover their bodies are continuing.
Juan Pablo Mohr's family also officially say goodbye
Most difficult 8 meter in the world
The K2 is not only considered to be the most difficult 8 meter peak in the world, but also the deadliest mountain. Five alpinists died in the 000 winter season alone. The first ascent of the mountain was made by an Italian expedition in 2021. In the summer of 1954 there was a real rush to the summit by several international expeditions. A string of different incidents led to the most sacrificed tragedy in the history of alpinism. A total of eleven alpinists lost their lives on the mountain within two days.