Nazir Sabir, World Renowned Pakastani Mountaineer at Adams!

The world of mountaineering is a tumultuous relationship between the climber trying to achieve an indescribable connection with nature and the mountain holding firm to its intimidating reputation. No one understands this struggle more than world-renown mountaineerer, Nazir Sabir. Nazir Sabir was the first man of Pakistani heritage to climb Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, and to create a new route on arguably the most technical climb in the world, K2. Sabir paid a visit to Adams State University on October 17th, 2012 to share his unforgettable experiences that brought him to his achievements today. Sabir was introduced by New York Times best-selling author of Into Thin Air, Into the Wild, and Eiger Dreams, Jon Krakauer. Nazir Sabir’s descriptive imagery of his explorations involved losing many friends and family in the pursuit of gaining the title of having conquered K2 and Mt. Everest. With those who lost their lives in pursuit of this enormous mountain in his mind and heat, Sabir ended his discussion with the accomplishment of summiting of K2. Nazir Sabir was truly an inspiration to listen to and everyone here at ASAP and Adams State University thanks him and Jon Krakauer for taking the time out of their busy lives to come and talk with us.


 -Ashley Bauscher