Nanga Parbat


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Nanga Parbat

(nŭng`gə pŭr`bət), peak, 26,660 ft (8,126 m) high, in the W Himalayas, located in Pakistan-held Azad Kashmir; 7th highest peak in the world. Six expeditions—almost all ending disastrously—were sent to climb it. A German-Austrian team led by Herman Buhl finally reached the peak in 1953.

Nanga Parbat

a mountain in N India, in NW Kashmir in the W Himalayas. Height: 8126 m (26 660 ft.)
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Urubko made headlines across the world as part of a two-member team that saved a French mountaineer in a daring night-time rescue on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat last month.
For their help four rescuers were to be heli-lifted from K2 Base Camp flown across Skardu Valley and dropped at Nanga Parbat Base Camp.
Members of the Polish K2 expedition rescued French climber Elisabeth Revol in Nanga Parbat on January 28, 2018 An elite group of climbers saved a French mountaineer in a daring high-altitude rescue mission on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat, one of the highest mountains in the world, as officials called off the search for a second missing alpinist on January 28.
Even though rescues have been conducted at a height of 5,900m including on Nanga Parbat the weather on the mountain last weekend apparently prevented helicopters from getting up to that height.
Pakistan [Islamabad], Jan 30 ( ANI ): French climber Elisabeth Revol, who was rescued from Pakistan's Nanga Parbat nicknamed "Killer Mountain", with the help of an elite climbing team from Poland is likely to face an amputation.
Last week, Ms Revol and Tomasz Mackiewicz from Poland were reported missing while attempting to scale Nanga Parbat, which is 8,126 metres high and the ninth highest peak in the world.
Pakistani military helicopters buzzing over Nanga Parbat had spotted Revol at about 6,700 meters during daylight on Saturday, a Pakistani official said.
Two Pakistan Army helicopters began an operation Saturday on the request of the Polish and French embassies to rescue the two European mountain climbers after they got stuck while trying to summit the 8,126-meter-tall Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest peak in the world.
The Pakistan Army has launched a rescue operation for the two foreign climbers , trying to scale Nanga Parbat, who are stuck in bad weather and have been reported missing since Thursday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported on Saturday.
Nanga Parbat is one of the most dangerous peaks to climb in the world.
After his success in the Himalayas, Petrov remains the most successful Bulgarian mountaineer, and from 2009 to 2017 he has climbed 10 of the eight-thousand metere peaks of the planet - Gasherbrum-1 (8068), Kanchenzjonga (8586), Broad Peak (8047) (8611), Manaus (8163), Annapurna (8091), Makalu (8463), Nanga Parbat (8126), and this year - Gasherbrum-2 (8035) and Dhaulagiri (8172).
Alberto Zerain Berasategi from Spain and Mariano Galvan from Argentina were last heard from on 23 June while at the 6,100 metre base of Nanga Parbat, the world's ninth-highest mountain, said Karrar Haidri, spokesman for the Alpine Club of Pakistan.