Bodies of Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara, Iceland’s John Snorri and Chile’s Juan Pablo Mohr have been found, confirmed by Gilgit Baltistan Information Minister Fateh Ullah Khan according to Geo News.
Sajid Sadpara, along with Canadian filmmaker Elia Saikaly and Pasang Kaji Sherpa, is summitting the K2 to find the bodies of his father and his companions Snorri, and Mohr. The mountaineers had gone missing on February 5 and were declared dead few days later after their bodies were not found and the rescue mission was called off.
The team had reached Camp 4 this morning and flew a drone around the area in search of the bodies, sources said.
Through the drone, the team was able to detect a body above Camp 4 near the bottleneck.
According to news broadcaster, minister said that the team had located first body at close to 9am this morning near the bottle neck area of K2.
“First, the body of John Snorri was located at 9am below the bottle neck. He was wearing yellow and black colored clothes,” said Khan. He added that second body was located at 12pm but they have not been able to identify the other two bodies.
The minister said that Snorri’s body was identified as the army’s focal person had confirmed the colors of his clothes.
Khan said that army helicopters are on stand by for rescue mission and that digging process to recover the bodies is underway right now. He added that army and the government are on alert.
Apart from Sajid, Sherpa and Saikaly, the team also includes Fazal Ali and Aziz Baig.