There are fourteen 8,000 meters peaks in the world. Five of them are in Pakistan, eight in Nepal, and one in China. In the sports of mountaineering, summiting these 14 peaks is considered as the biggest achievement. Unfortunately, despite having great mountaineers in Pakistan, due to lack of resources, no one has been able to get this honor yet. Pakistan's legendary mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara had a dream to scale all fourteen peaks for Pakistan. After many years of hard work, Muhammad Ali Sadpara was able to climb eight peaks.
Very few people realize the role of High Altitude Porters of Pakistan. They assist hundreds of international mountaineers in climbing some of the world’s tallest mountains in Pakistan. While foreigners claim all the glory, those who make it possible by risking their lives remain unsung heroes. At times, they are not even allowed to summit despite being close to it.
These HAPs have dreams too—to climb the tallest mountains and wave the flag of their country atop. All they need is just a little support to lead their own expeditions.
This is about to happen.
For years, those who have carried the weight of others will be now carrying the weight of their own dreams to the top.
Sirbaz has already summited six out of fourteen 8,000ers mountains. This month, he would leave for Nepal to attempt the highest peak in the world.
All the funds will go to his Everest Expedition which starts in May 2021.
Climber: Sirbaz Khan