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 A little more on the death of Captain Muhammad Iqbal K2 2002

In a joint news briefing by the China Tibet Mountaineering Association and Alpine Club of Pakistan, leader of CTM team and Secretary Alpine Club express sorrow over the death of Capt. Mohammad Iqbal member and liaison officer of the Pak-China Joint K2 expedition 2002.

While briefing the news reporters the CTM team leader said that we reached 8410m just short of 206m on July 22nd/23rd but we could not make the summit bid. The bad weather force us to give up our climb. Capt. Iqbal who stayed at camp 3 while we tried our luck for summit. Just below the Chimney it started snowing heavily and Capt. Iqbal and other members while coming down could not see properly. That is why Capt. Iqbal must have hooked on to the wrong rope. The members heard of human figure falling down, his body was found close to ABC. Where American team and British team found the body in a very bad shape. The body was then wrapped up with the tent and brought down to BC. By the immediate act of Pakistan Army and Alpine Club of Pakistan the body of Capt Iqbal brought down to Skardu by heli.  We announced close of our expedition and left the base camp on 30 July. We started on 23 May from Rawalpindi. By answering my question the team leader said that we are not sure we will come again next year for K2.

Asghar Ali Porik
Managing Director
www.jasminetours.com

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