Qudrat Ali ventured to walk 300km bared feet to spread the message of peace
Passu Gojal(Sost Today): Mountaineer and co-founder of Shimshal Mountaineering School, Qudrat Ali is on a mission to promote positive image of Pakistan in a unique way.
Qudrat Ali has ventured to walk barefoot from Gilgit city to Shimshal valley covering around 300 KM distance.
In a media talk Qudrat has said that the purpose of this walk is to promote positive image of the country, spread the message of peace and harmony in Pakistan and paying tribute to the martyrs and worries of Pakistan Army.
Qudrat Ali’s mountain climbing career started in 1991 when he accompanied Paul Hudson to a peak in Shimshal, he learned the techniques of mountain climbing from him. He successful climbed four 8000ers (Broad Peak (1999), Gasherbrum I(2004) and II(2000) and the Nanga Parbat(2001)) out of five in Pakistan. In later years he would join accomplished mountaineer Ralf Dujmovits and alpinist Simone Moro to climb different peaks in Pakistan. In 2001 He made a successful ascent of Nanga Parbat without supplemental oxygen, with Ralf Dujmovits, and Qudrat Ali was the main climber to rise every one of the fourteen crests.He has been part of several challenging expeditions including winter attempts of broad peak twice, in 2008 and 2009.