Nanga Parbat : The Killer Mountain

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She is a cutthroat but alluring bonny. She stands with all her grace since centuries in the greatHimalayan range in the south of the mighty Indus River. She is truly the prestige of the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. The mountaineers worldwide at once would have known that we are talking about the astounding eight-thousander, the naked mountain which is commonly known asNanga Parbat. Nanga Parbat is a Sanskrit word which literally means the Naked Mountain. We named it as cutthroat due to its devastating trekking history which has killed many of the climbers in past. Even today it is famous with the name of Killer Mountain.

For the climbers and mountaineers, Nanga Parbat is certainly is a sensational destination that is no doubt monstrous in the sense of world’s the most dangerous summits. But for a naturalist, Nanga Parbat is a wonderful place to be visited once in a life. The Naked Mountain or Nanga Parbat is the world’s 9th highest peak having a summit elevation of 8,126 m (26,660 ft ) which is also not far from Karakorum range and it is located in the Astore District of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. For its deadliest trekking, Nanga Parbat is declared in the most prominent peaks of the world as well.

Nanga Parbat was first climbed on July 3, 1953 by Austrian climber Hermann Buhl, a member of a German-Austrian team. The climb of Nanga Parbat is so lethal due to the severe weather conditions and the dangerous avalanches. Nanga Parbat had taken more lives of the climbers than any other peaks of the world. Another prominent feature of Nanga Parbat is that it has never been climbed in winter. Nanga Parbat has three faces, the Rakhiot (Ra Kot) face in the north and south silver crags and silver plateau; the rocky Diamir face which converts itself into ice fields around Nanga Parbat peak. The Rupal face of Nanga Parbat is deemed the highest precipice in the world. It would not be an overwhelming statement that Nanga Parbat, the Killer Mountain is the top most dream for any professional alpinist, hiking of which is filled with ultimate adventure and thrill.

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