Muhammad Ali Sadpara
Interview with Muhammad Ali Sadpara (Part-1): From Concordia to Nanga Parbat Summit

Posted: Mar 07, 2016 11:30 am EST

(By Raheel Adnan) Most of us would know Muhammad Ali Sadpara as the Pakistani who attempted Nanga Parbat with Alex Txikon in winter 2015 and achieved first winter ascent of the mountain this year. But he was “there” so many times - barely visible though; be it during Broad Peak winter attempts of 2009 and 2011, or the expedition that made first winter ascent of Gasherbrum I. He has climbed GI, GII and Nanga Parbat (twice) and reached Broad Peak Foresummit in summer.

In this part of interview, Ali tells us about his passion for mountains, the early days of his career and what motivates him. The second part (to be published tomorrow) is all about winter climbing, winter Nanga Parbat & K2 and the ‘mystery’ behind different paths during Nanga Parbat summit push.


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Winter 2016 Archives:

Winter Nanga Parbat: The Tale behind Tamara’s Retreat

First Winter Ascent of Nanga Parbat: The Bigger Picture

Nanga Parbat: Summit Pictures

Perspectives: Nanga Parbat Historic Winter Ascent Facts 

Winter Nanga Parbat: Route Statistics

Rest Days on Nanga Parbat after Initial Progress, Second

Nanga Parbat: Poles Revisit their Strategy, Others Continue

Winter Nanga Parbat: Progress on Rupal Side, Arrivals at Diamir BC

Winter Nanga Parbat: The “Cold Race” Resumes

History of Winter Climbing Nanga Parbat

Winter Nanga Parbat: Teams go for Pre-expedition

Winter Nanga Parbat: The Battle Continues