Mohammad Oraz

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Mohammad Oraz (Kurdish: Mihemed Ewraz), (Persian: محمد اوراز ‎), born 1969 in Naghadeh, Iran – died September 6, 2003, Islamabad, Pakistan) was an Iranian Kurd mountain climber. He was the second Iranian climber to conquer Mount Everest, reaching the summit in 1998.[1]


Oraz was born in Naghadeh, in 1969, in West Azerbaijan, Iran. He graduated from Urmia University with a BS degree in 2000. During Rory Stewart's walk across Iran, Oraz accompanied the explorer for three months.[2] He died during an attempt to ascend Mount Gasherbrum I in 2003. He and his colleague (Moqbel Honarpajouh) were hit by an avalanche. After they were transferred to Shafa Hospital in Islamabad, Honarpajouh survived but Oraz died 20 days later.

Successful ascents[edit]

His successful international ascents:


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  2. ^ Stewart, Rory J. N. "Acknowledgments." The Places In Between. Orlando: Harcourt, 2006. 299. Print.

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