Sajid Sadpara conquers Nanga Parbat without supplemental oxygen

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    Sajid Sadpara, a well-known mountaineer from Pakistan, has successfully climbed Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest peak, without using supplementary oxygen. Sajid, who had previously climbed the six highest peaks without artificial oxygen, announced his accomplishment on his official Twitter account.

    Sajid explained that his ascent to the summit of Nanga Parbat, which stands at an altitude of 8,126 meters, was part of a rope-fixing expedition conducted by the leading team. This marked the first summit of the mountaineering season in Pakistan.

    In May, Sajid made history by reaching the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, without the aid of supplemental oxygen and without assistance from Sherpas, who are renowned Nepalese mountain climbers.

    As the son of the legendary mountaineer Ali Sadpara, Sajid aims to conquer all 14 eight-thousanders without relying on supplemental oxygen. He has already successfully summited K2 (8,611m), Gasherbrum-I (8,080m), Gasherbrum-II (8,035m) in Pakistan, and Manaslu (8,163m) in Nepal, all without the use of supplemental oxygen.

    Aside from his achievement of summiting the highest mountain without oxygen, Sajid accomplished another significant feat last year in September. He became the first Pakistani to reach the true summit of Mount Manaslu, the world’s eighth-highest peak.

    Summaiyya Qureshi is a journalist with Minute Mirror and writes about social issues besides geopolitics, foreign policy, and nuclearization. She can be reached at ( She is available on twitter at @SummaiyyaQ