Hassan Sadpara is the first Pakistani to have climbed six eight-thousand meter high peaks including the world's highest peak Everest (8848m) besides K2 (8611m), Gasherbrum I (8080m), Gasherbrum II (8034m), Nanga
Hassan Sadpara is the first Pakistani to have climbed six eight-thousand meter high peaks including the world's highest peak Everest (8848m) besides K2 (8611m), Gasherbrum I (8080m), Gasherbrum II (8034m), Nanga Parbat (8126 m), Broad Peak (8051m). He is also credited for summiting five of the eight-thousand high peaks without using supplemental oxygen. Contrary to initial reports, Hassan Sadpara clarified that he used supplemental oxygen during his Everest ascent due to bad weather.
Hassan Sadpara, whose real name is Hassan Asad belongs to a remote area of Sadpara, some 7 miles from Skardu city in Gilgit-Baltistan. He started as a high altitude porter. He owns a small shop of used mountaineering equipment in Skardu city. It was his dedication and self-confidence that let him to the summit of world's highest peaks.
He was the second Baltistani to have summited all five of the 8000m peaks of Pakistan, after Nisar Hussain of Sadpara village. Unlike most climbers from the West, who are equipped with state of the art climbing gear (and sometimes sponsored by multinational corporations), Hassan Sadpara started his career from scratch, with very few resources, and has climbed with whatever gear he could manage. He has worked as a porter for expeditions, including ones led by Koreans and Poles.
After his successful summit of Mount Everest, he told in an interview that he can summit all the Top 14 mountain peaks if he is sponsored and has requested the Pakistan government or international corporations in his regard. His other dream is to open a mountaineering school in his city so that he and others like him can transfer their knowledge to the youth from around the world. He is also a consultant for new climbers. He provided guidance to the team of Pakistan’s First Big Wall Climbing Expedition.
Hassan Sadpara has four children, three sons and a daughter.