Sajid Sadpara, a renowned mountaineer from Pakistan, has etched his name in history by successfully summiting Mount Everest without the use of supplementary oxygen or the support of Sherpas, who are regarded as elite mountaineers. This remarkable achievement makes him the first Pakistani to conquer the world’s highest peak without relying on oxygen tanks.
Prior to his Everest triumph, Sajid had already conquered several challenging peaks without supplementary oxygen, including K2 (8,611m), Gasherbrum-I (8,080m), Gasherbrum-II (8,035m) in Pakistan, and Manaslu (8,163m) in Nepal. His ultimate goal is to ascend all fourteen eight-thousanders without the aid of supplemental oxygen.
This feat fulfills the aspiration of his late father, Mohammad Ali Sadpara, a renowned climber in his own right. In a tweet, Sajid expressed, “History has been made as the first Pakistani to reach the summit of Everest; solo, without the use of supplemental oxygen or personal sherpa assistance. It was his father’s ambition for Pakistan.”