Nanga Parbat

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Nanga Parbat (also known as Nangaparbat Peak or Diamir) is the ninth highest mountain on Earth. Nanga Parbat means "Naked Mountain". Nanga means naked in both Urdu and Hindi. Parbat is a Hindi only word meaning mountain. The word mountain is called 'pahaar' in Urdu. The Sherpas, localites of the Himalayan region call Nanga Parbat, the maneater or the "Mountain of the Devil". No other peak has claimed lives with such regularity and the list of tragedies is overwhelming.

Nanga Parbat was first climbed on July 3, 1953 by Austrian climber Hermann Buhl of a German-Austrian team. Before this expedition, 31 people had already died trying to make the first ascent. Buhl was the first and only mountaineer who has made the first ascent of an Eight-thousander solo.

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Nanga Parbat
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Distant view of Nanga Parbat


Eight-thousander series
Everest | K2 | Kanchenjunga | Lhotse | Makalu | Cho Oyu | Dhaulagiri | Manaslu
Nanga Parbat | Annapurna | Gasherbrum I | Broad Peak | Gasherbrum II | Shishapangma

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