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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.
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. 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.
His successful international ascents:
- 1998, Rakapushi, Pakistan.
- 1998, Everest, Nepal.
- 2000, Cho Oyu, Nepal, without oxygen.
- 2000, Shishapangma, Nepal, without oxygen.
- 2001, Makalu, Nepal, without oxygen.
- 2001, Ararat, Turkey.
- 2002, Lhotse, Nepal, without oxygen.
- 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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