Muhammad Ali Sadpara and Oxygen
Who was Muhammad Ali Sadpara? A national hero in the eyes of the majority. There are only 14 peaks in the world above 8,000 meters. Muhammad Ali Sadpara had won eight of them. If destiny had given him respite, there is no doubt that he would have trampled on the rest. It also had financial support from the government of Pakistan.
He was a laborer. He belonged to this town, where the inhabitants used to carry mountaineering equipment to fill their stomachs. They did not have the resources to buy the most expensive kit themselves and dream of climbing to the top. Muhammad Ali made this impossible possible. In 2016, when he conquered Nanga Parbat for the first time in winter, his sun started shining on the meridian. He did not look back after that.
People say that after the invention of the helicopter and the airplane, isn’t it crazy to go out on foot to climb a mountain? You have landed on the moon. Have landed their equipment on Mars. Then you say that I have to do this in the winter, which is many times more difficult than in the summer. Then you say that I have to do this without using oxygen?
First it was a battle to climb the mountain. When many did, then the challenge of winning in the winter arose. People who use oxygen during mountaineering are considered inferior, if not deceptive, by the community of climbers. A few weeks ago, the Nepalese team that defeated K2 for the first time in the winter was headed by Nirmal Praja and all were using oxygen.
Oxygen plays a very important role in this story. The body and the brain need oxygen every moment to get energy. At an altitude of 6,000 meters, the amount of oxygen and atmospheric pressure is greatly reduced. It becomes difficult to breathe. These people accustom their bodies to living on low oxygen and this is a very dangerous job. Lack of oxygen can cause any damage to your body and brain and can be chronic.
At an altitude of 8,000 meters, it comes to a point where your body can’t get used to so little oxygen. The height of K2 is eight thousand six hundred and eleven meters. A place above 8,000 can be called a death zone. Here you have a total of 16 to 20 hours. This is when your brain is bursting with oxygen and your nerves are paralyzed. The body feels very weak.
Muhammad Ali Sadpara once said that he did not want to bring his children into the field, because it is a terrible thing. In August 2018, eleven highly experienced climbers were killed on K2. Oxygen is life. Life is oxygen. That is why پیدا has created oxygen and trapped it in the earth’s atmosphere. If you ever have difficulty breathing because of a cold, you can understand what oxygen is. The body needs food and oxygen. If he does not get oxygen for a while, he will die or be paralyzed forever. That is why if man has to choose between the wealth and oxygen of the whole world, he should quietly take oxygen.
One of the four men who went to conquer K2 died. Winning without oxygen in the winter will increase the risk of death by more than 50%. Although Muhammad Ali Sadpara had a radio transmitter and a satellite phone. There should be a system in place so that if the climber on the K2 fails to press a button every hour, the search begins with full force. Helicopters and climbers should have been on high alert for this purpose.
Every climber, including Muhammad Ali Sadpara, should have oxygen, seeing death in front of him that he could use. In an emergency, he should be able to survive on oxygen and food for four or five days. Until assistance is provided.