Col (retd) Abdul Jabbar Bhatti became the fourth Pakistani to scale Mount Everest. Pakistani mountaineers Nazir Sabir, Hasan Sadpara and Samina Baig have conquered the world’s highest mountain before him. Another Pakistani mountaineer, Saad Mehmood, is also attempting to scale the 8,848-metre high peak.
Col (retd) Bhatti has already received the Pride of Performance and the Tamgha-e-Basalat medals from the Government of Pakistan. Before attempting to conquer Everest, he successfully scaled the 8,051-metre Broad Peak in 1985, the 8,035-metre Gasherbrum II in 1986 and the 7,027-metre Spantik Peak in 2012. All three of them lie in the Pakistani part of the Karakoram Range.
Courtesy: Express TRibune