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Mountaineering & Adventure Institute Inaugurated in Skardu to Train Mountaineers

Inspired by Hassan Sadpara’s ascent to Mount Everest, chief minister Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Mehdi Shah said his government will set up an institute in Skardu to promote mountaineering as a sport in the region.

Sadpara, a mountaineer from Skardu, recently scaled Mount Everest without an oxygen supply and with little monetary support and training.

“He has demonstrated the potential we have in the country,” Shah said.

Sadpara shares his surname with a small village in Skardu, home to four peaks above 8,000 meters, including the second-highest peak in the world K-2 (8,611 metres), Gasherbrum-I (8,068 metres), Broad Peak (8,048 metres) and Gasherbrum-II (8,035 metres), and several others rising above 7,000 metres.

GB minister says more climbing schools will be built to promote local talent.

He said the children of those who sacrificed their lives on mountains during summits will be financially supported and talented local mountaineers will be supported.

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