Body Of Famous Mountaineer Who Was A Dad Of Six Found On Slopes Of K2

The body of famous Icelandic mountaineer John Snorri Sigurjonsson who disappeared on K2 in February along with two companions has been found by sherpas.

Father-of-six Sigurjonsson, who became the first Icelander to summit the world’s second-highest mountain K2 in 2017, is believed to have died aged 47 on 5th February while trying to reach the summit again.

Snorri, Ali Sadpara and Juan Pablo Mohr went missing while attempting a K2 summit push from Camp 3, and the Pakistani authorities announced that they were presumed dead on 18th February.

John Snorri, whose body along with the bodies of climbers of Ali Sadpara and Juan Pablo Mohr, that went missing on 5th February, 2021, during an attempt to climb K2 in winter have been located. (@john.snorri/Newsflash)

On 26th July, three bodies believed to be the missing mountaineers were found on the slopes above Camp 4 by a Madison Mountaineering Sherpa Team fixing ropes in the area.

The two other bodies are believed to be Muhammad Ali Sadpara and Juan Pablo Mohr.

Following the discovery, Snorri’s family said in a statement: “It is entirely up to the Pakistani authorities to decide whether to try to get their bodies down from the mountain, but conditions on K2 are very difficult.

John Snorri, whose body along with the bodies of climbers of Ali Sadpara and Juan Pablo Mohr, that went missing on 5th February, 2021, during an attempt to climb K2 in winter have been located. (@john.snorri/Newsflash)

“It is important that the safety of those who take part in such operations is ensured if a decision is made to transfer them to a base camp.”

John Snorri was married to Lina Moey Bjarnadottir, and had six children.

It is unclear if the Pakistani authorities have made a decision about retrieving the three bodies yet.

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