Frá vinstri: Juan Pablo Mohr, Ali Sadpara, John Snorri Sigurjónsson. Mynd: Samsett mynd - RÚV
Preparations are underway for the transport of the bodies of John Snorri Sigurjónsson, Ali Sadpara, and Juan Pablo Mohr, which were located this Monday on the slopes of K2, the world’s second-tallest mountain.
According to Ali Sadpara’s memorial Twitter page, his son, Sajid, is on the mountain and that the bodies are being brought down below the so-called bottleneck where it is hoped they can be recovered by helicopter.
The page also states that it appears the three men did indeed reach the summit, as previously declared likely, and then landed in bad weather on the way back down; dying of exposure in the process.
The search for John Snorri, Ali, and Juan Pablo was the biggest and longest search operation ever undertaken on K2.
Two of the three bodies were first located on Monday, at an altitude of 7,800 metres. Bringing them down the mountain is a complicated and dangerous task. The plan is to bring them below the bottleneck and then collect them by helicopter when the weather is good enough.