ISLAMABAD (Dawn): Nazir Sabir, Pakistan’s first man to reach K-2, who hails from Gilgit-Baltistan was introduced as the “First on K-2” by the Royal Geographical Society of London.
Sabir called the northern areas of Pakistan “paradise” for mountain climbers all over the world and called for global attention for helping climbers experience the beauty and the opportunities that the northern areas of Pakistan provide for mountain climbers.
“The neglect of such facilities denies the lovers of this sport the opportunity to climb the most challenging mountainous region on the planet,” Sabir said.
He emphasized on the need to develop and improve the infrastructure of the region in order to attract more climbers.
K-2, with an altitude of 8611 meters, is known as the “Savage Mountain” because of its difficult climb and extreme weather conditions.