Pakistan has seen its fair shares of mountaineers doing great things and climbing the highest peaks. Another feather in the cap comes with Ali Sadpara, a man belonging from Skardu, as he climbed Mount Blanc in Europe. Mr. Sadpara has previously climbed all five 8,000-metre-high peaks in Pakistan, including K2 (8,611m), Gasherbrum-I (8,080m), Gasherbrum-II (8,034m), Nanga Parbat (8,126m) and Broad Peak (8,051m). He is the first Pakistani to have climbed Nanga Parbat in winter. He has also climbed 8,516-metre Lhotse peak, located on the border between Tibet region of China and Nepal, and 8,485-metre Makalu peak and, 8,156-metre Manaslu in Nepal, without bottled oxygen last year. He is one of the best climbers in the world right now. For him, conquering new peaks is a passion that he takes seriously. He is 44 years old now but still loves the thrill and adventure that comes with mountain climbing.
Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and the highest in Europe west of the Caucasus peaks of Russia and Georgia. It rises 4,808 m (15,774 ft) above sea level and is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence. The mountain stands in a range called the Graian Alps, between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Savoie and Haute-Savoie, France. The location of the summit is on the watershed line between the valleys of Ferret and Veny in Italy and the valleys of Montjoie, and Arve in France, on the border between the two countries. It was first summited by Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard back in 1786. The Mont Blanc massif is popular for outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, trail running and winter sports like skiing, and snowboarding.
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