Canada-based filmmaker Elia Saikaly, who was with Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara and two other foreign climbers during their K2 expedition, has shared an image of the legendary climber which he took during the last scene he filmed at Camp-2.
Elia Saikaly took to Twitter to share his experience of filming “living legend” and his son Sajid Sadpara because the search operations to locate the missing mountaineers were hampered thanks to harsh weather.
Muhammad Ali Sadpara, 45, of Pakistan, John Snorri, 47, of Iceland, and Juan Pablo Mohr, 33, of Chile, were last seen Friday around noon at what’s considered the foremost difficult a part of the climb: the Bottleneck, a steep and narrow gully just 300 metres shy of the 8,611 metre (28,251 ft) high K2.
For two and a half weeks we filmed and shared precious time with this living legend. #AliSadpara The last scene I filmed with Ali was at camp 2 on K2. John, Ali and Sajid were telling me on camera how excited they were to summit. #K2 #Pakistan #Sadpara #Prayingforamiracle pic.twitter.com/GagXZPyd1d— Elia Saikaly (@EliaSaikaly) February 9, 2021
“For two and a half weeks we filmed and shared precious time living legend. #AliSadpara The last scene I filmed with Ali was at camp 2 on K2,” the Canadian filmmaker said along side the image of Ali Sadpara holding a communication device.
While sharing details of his conversation with the climbers, Saikaly said John, Ali and Sajid told him that “how excited they were to summit”.
Award winning Canadian Filmmaker @EliaSaikaly departed #K2 to make documentary on incredible achievements of local climbers to promote adventure tourism in #Pakistan.— Jamil Nagri (@jamilnagri) January 17, 2021
Ali Sadpara, his son Sajid Sadpara & John Snorri currently attempts to summit K2 in winter.
Thanks @vobonline pic.twitter.com/77lb9cPGRC
Elia Saikaly calls himself “a storyteller whose mission is to inspire others to measure their fullest and most meaningful life” visited K2 on January 17 to form a documentary on incredible achievements of local climbers to market adventure tourism in Pakistan.