Nanga Parbat, the killer mountain, in Gilgit Baltistan
|Elevation||8,126 m (26,660 ft) |
|Prominence||4,608 m (15,118 ft) |
|Isolation||189 kilometres (117 mi)|
|Location||Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan Nanga Parbat lies approx 27km west-southwest of Astore district, in the Pakistani administered region of Gilgit–Baltistan. |
|First ascent||July 3, 1953 by Hermann Buhl|
|Easiest route||Diamir district (West Face)|
Nanga Parbat, located in Gilgit-Baltistan, is the ninth highest mountain in the world. It is 8,126 metres (26,660 ft) above sea level.  It is in Gilgit Baltistan, between Chilas and Astore. Nanga Parbat means "Naked Mountain". In 1953, an Austrian German named Hermann Buhl was the first to climb it.
Nanga Parbat is in the west of the Himalayas, and is the most western of the mountains higher than eight thousand meters. It lies just south of the Indus River, in the Astore District of the Northern Areas in the region of Kashmir. Not far to the north is the western end of the Karakoram mountains.
The steep incline of its peak that rises above the ground far below makes Nanga Parbat a difficult and dangerous climb. Many deaths in the mid and early 20th century gave it the nickname of "killer mountain".
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Nanga Parbat.|
- A mountain list ranked by local relief and steepness showing Nanga Parbat as the steepest
- Pictures from a winter expedition in 2013