Sajid Ali Sadpara, a famous Pakistani mountaineer, would climb Mount Everest without oxygen or Sherpas.
Sajid Ali, son of famed mountaineer Mohammad Ali Sadpara, wants to climb all 14 eight-thousanders without oxygen.
The 23-year-old has climbed K2, Gasherbrum-I, and Gasherbrum-II in Pakistan and Manaslu in Nepal without oxygen.
Sajid Ali and Nirmal Purja will begin their Everest climb on May 20 after acclimatising in Nepal.
Sajid told the media before the mission that he is raising the Pakistani flag on the highest heights to honour his father.
No Pakistani has scaled Everest without oxygen. “My father wanted to do this mountaineering challenge,” Sajid remarked.
“He lives in my heart and mind, and his lessons help me through difficult times. “My father always taught me to follow my dream,” the young mountaineer said.
This date in 1978, Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler summited Everest without oxygen.