Only last week Nepali mountain guide Kami Rita Sherpa set a new record by climbing Everest a 23rd time. On Tuesday for good measure he did it again, expedition organisers said.
Goldfarb pushed on alone when his teammate failed to persuade him to give up during an acclimatising mission, ahead of a bid to scale the nearby 8,051-metre (26,414-feet) Broad Peak in the Karakoram range on the Chinese border.
The head of the Pakistan Alpine Club said about two dozen climbers from various countries, who were trying to scale K2, were heading back to their base camps after the immediate suspension of winter expeditions.
A military statement elaborating the day search and rescue operation said despite "extremely challenging conditions," the army helicopters searched Abruzzi Spur and other routes but no trace of the missing climbers so far.
The GB cabinet held a special meeting chaired by Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid Khan to pay tribute to Sadpara. The cabinet also approved establishment of Mohammad Ali Sadpara Institute of Adventure Sports Mountaineering and Rock Climbing in recognition of his services.
The two climbers — Donald Allen Bowie of Canada and Lotta Henriikka Nakyva of Finland — were evacuated due to severe altitude sickness, according to Alpine Club secretary Karrar Haidri. Altitude sickness is characterised by headache, nausea, dizziness and exhaustion.
His father Kashif Suliman also confirmed that Shehroze has successfully scaled K2 on Tuesday morning and made history. He said Shehroze began his journey towards the ‘Killer Mountain’ two weeks earlier.
Chinese climber who became the first blind Asian to scale Mount Everest said he aims to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents and then travel to the North and South Poles.
Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Civil Defence team rescued an Arab man, identified as A.R, 33, after he fell from a very rugged cliff in Jebel Jais area, which led to him being moderately injured.