Asad Ali Memon Sets Record At Kilimanjaro With Ali Sadpara In Mind [Video]

He sets the record as the fastest Asian and Pakistani to accomplish the feat in 24 hours, with Sadpara’s photo.

Pakistani climber Asad Ali Memon made history on Kilimanjaro by climbing the mountain in less than 24 hours. Asad Ali Memon remembered fellow climber Ali Sadpara as he set a new record.

The 23-year-old mountaineer, ascended the tallest mountain top in Africa with hero Ali Sadpara in mind. He sets the record as the fastest Asian and Pakistani to accomplish the feat.


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The climber told Arab News, how he had been carrying a photograph of the mountaineering hero in his ascend.

“When I reached the top, I had Ali Sadpara’s photo with me, … I wanted him to be there at the summit with me.”

Aside from having Ali Sadpara in his heart, when Asad finally reached the summit his first reaction was to bow down in ‘sujood’.


Revered Pakistani climber, Ali Sadpara and his team went missing while attempting a winter ascent of K2, the world’s second tallest peak. Despite rescue efforts underway the three team members have not yet been found.

Asad even reflected on his own difficulties in his ascent of Kilimanjaro. He shared how the climb back was hard for him in the dark with troublesome weather.

“It’s sad to see what happened, but that’s what mountaineering is like, … Getting to the top was easy, getting down was difficult.”


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Although the Pakistani climber didn’t initially intend on striving for a record, he is the first Asian to ascend the mountaintop in less than 24hours.

“I didn’t realize a record could be made here, … Then I found out that no one from Asia, let alone Pakistan, had summited Kilimanjaro in less than 24 hours. From that point on, I was truly motivated. I started training and left for the climb after three months.”