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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 is the second Iranian climber to conquer Mount Everest on 1998. The first Iranian is Iranian-American climber Hooman Aprin who stood on top of Everest Oct. 5, 1990.
He 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. He died during an attempt to ascend Mount Gasherbrum I in 2003. He and his colleague (Moqbel Honarpajouh) dropped after an avalanche. After they were transferred to Shafa Hospital in Islamabad, his colleague survived but he died 20 days later.
His successful international ascents:
- 1998, Rakapushi, Pakistan.
- 1998, Everest, Nepal.
- 2000, Cho Oyu, Nepal, without oxygen capsule.
- 2000, Shishapangma, Nepal, without oxygen capsule.
- 2001, Makalu, Nepal, without oxygen capsule.
- 2001, Ararat, Turkey.
- 2002, Lhotse, Nepal, without oxygen capsule.
- 2003, up to 7900m of Gasherbrum I, Pakistan.
- Stewart, Rory J. N. "Acknowledgments." The Places In Between. Orlando: Harcourt, 2006. 299. Print.
- Mohammad Oraz Profile at Iran Mountain Zone
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