Three experienced high altitude mountaineers have been missing on K2 (8,611m) in Pakistan since 5 February. Pakistani climber Muhammad Ali Sadpara, John Snorri of Iceland and J.P. Mohr Prieto of Chile were last sighted by their teammate, Ali Sadpara's 22-year-old son, Sajid, at the technical 'Bottleneck' section (8,200) of the mountain. Feeling unwell, Sajid opted to use bottled oxygen, but the regulator failed to function and he was encouraged to descend to Camp 3 (7,400m) by his father and the Base Camp team, where he waited overnight in deteriorating weather conditions for 20 hours before safely descending alone. Today, with poor weather forecast for the coming days, helicopter rescue missions have been temporarily suspended.
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