Mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara has not been found

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Claim: Pakistani mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara has been found alive after being missing on K2 for ten days.

Fact: Sadpara has not been found. As per the latest tweet from his management, search and rescue operations are still ongoing.

Muhammad Ali Sadpara, a moutaineer from Skardu holds several records, including being part of the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat and being the only Pakistani to have summited 8 of the world’s fourteen highest peaks. He went missing on 5 February 2021. Sadpara, along with Icelandic climber John Snorri and Juan Pablo Mohr from Chile, was making a bid to the world record of summiting K2 during the winter season without supplemental oxygen.

Since the party went missing, K2 has become the site of an extensive search and rescue operation involving rotary machines, F-16 jets, SAT/SAR technology, as well as efforts of the climbers’ friends and family.

On 15 February, UAE-based media organisation Soch Media (independent of our media organisation) tweeted a picture of Sadpara with a caption that states he has been found alive.

Soch Fact Check found this to be false. Three hours later, Sadpara’s management tweeted from his official account, stating that search and rescue operations for the three climbers were still ongoing and a meeting regarding future course of action would be held on 17 February.

Summary: Pakistani mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara has not been found after being missing on K2 for ten days. Search and rescue operations are still ongoing.

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