Same year Professor Ardito Desio of Milan, Italy was in Pakistan busy in preliminary arrangements for his 1954 expedition to K2. Ata was invited and he joined the expedition with a similar role as of previous year. This Expedition turned out to be successful putting Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli atop K2 on July 31, 1954.
Further Reading: "Citizen of Two World" published in 1960 is an autobiography of Col Muhammad Ata Ullah.
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