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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Nirmal summited K2 on July 24, Gasherbrum - II on July 18, Gasherbrum-I on July 15 and Nanga Parbat on July 3.
'The biggest take away from all this time in Pakistan is that I was concerned about the security, especially after the terror incident in June 2013, when 11 foreign mountaineers and a Pakistani were killed at the Nanga Parbat base camp.
Daniele had made several winter attempts on Nanga Parbat, the world's ninth highest mountain.
Daniele, 42, from near Rome, had attempted the Nanga Parbat summit in winter several times in the past.
"Snowfall has reduced the visibility and we expect snowfall for the coming three to four days, which makes it difficult for us to climb up and do a ground search," Pakistani mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara told AFP by telephone from Nanga Parbat base camp.
Tom and Daniele's team say they last made contact from more than 20,000ft up Nanga Parbat, the ninthhighest mountain on earth and one of the most dangerous.
Despite a tragic direct attack by militants on international mountaineers camped near Nanga Parbat in 2013, which killed 11 people, the steady stream of these mountaineers has not stopped.
Among all the continental faults in the world and especially in Asia, Nanga Parbat (NP) is one of the younger and highly uplifting topographic unit in the context of Indian-Eurasian collision.
ISLAMABAD -- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javaid Iqbal on Wednesday took notice of the media reports stating that Director General Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) allegedly took a group of friends for a special tour of Nanga Parbat on a PIA plane scheduled for a flight.
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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.