Nanga Parbat, the killer mountain, in Pakistan
|Elevation||8,126 m (26,660 ft)
|Prominence||4,608 m (15,118 ft)
|Location||Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan Nanga Parbat lies approx 27km west-southwest of Astore district, in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan|
|First ascent||July 3, 1953 by Hermann Buhl|
|Easiest route||Diamir district (West Face)|
Nanga Parbat is the second-highest mountain of Pakistan. It is in Gilgit Baltistan, between Chilas and Astore. Nanga Parbat means "Naked Mountain". It is the ninth highest peak in the world, at 26,660 feet (8,130 m) high. 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 make Nanga Parbat a difficult and dangerous climb. Many deaths in the mid and early 20th century gave it the nickname of "killer mountain".
References[change | change source]
- "Nanga Parbat". Britannica. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/402565/Nanga-Parbat. Retrieved 2016-4-12.
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- A mountain list ranked by local relief and steepness showing Nanga Parbat as the steepest
- Pictures from a winter expedition in 2013