Mount Nanga Parbat

Mount Nanga Parbat

Mount Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat is located in the Kashmir region of Pakistan, west of the Himalayas, on the Karakoram mountain range and is the 9th highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8,126 meters. The name means bare mountain in Urdu. It is one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb, hence it is also known as Killer Mountain.

Nanga Parbat is a triangular pyramid shaped mountain. So it has three faces, Diamir, Raikhot and Rupal. Rupal Wall, on the south/south east face, is the highest mountain wall in the world with a height of 4600 meters. For this reason, Nanga Parbat is better known than many of the 8,000-high mountains.

The first attempt to climb Nanga Parbat was made in 1895 by British mountaineer Albert F. Mummery. Because of Diamir, they were able to climb up to 6,500 meters. However, in their trial because of Rakhiot, Mummery and the 2 Gurkas with him died.

In the 1930s, Nanga Parbat became the center of attention of German mountaineers. Because Tibet was only open to the British, and therefore German climbers could not get a chance to try Everest.

Deadly mountain

Nanga Parbat is the 9th of the 14 famous mountains of the Himalayas above 8,000 meters. However, it is considered the most challenging and dangerous mountain after K2. Nanga Parbat takes 31 lives even before the first summit can be climbed, and during this period it is called the ‘deadly mountain’. The ruthless mountain does not forgive one out of every five people who challenge it and aim for its summit.

Nanga Parbat 9th highest mountain in the world. Its name means “Naked Mountain” in Urdu. It is located in the Kashmir region of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, in the extension of the Karakoram Mountains. It is considered one of the most dangerous mountains to climb.

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