Nanga Parbat is a mountain in the Himalayas. It is one of the rarely climbed mountains in the world and a peak that rises 8,126 meters above sea level.
Nanga Parbat climbing routes are available for climbers with all levels of experience. Those looking to challenge themselves can choose to climb Mount Everest or K2 instead. However, Nanga Parbat offers unique challenges that are only matched by its sister peak: K2.
Nanga Parbat expedition is typically done in forty-two days, although some expeditions have taken up to three more days to complete. The trek requires climbers to scale at least seven different mountains along their route, each with a different elevation range and distinct climate conditions.
Nanga Parbat is an unclimbed peak in the Himalayas and as such is not recognized by the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (FIS). There are several routes to climb it that are currently being researched.
There are currently two routes for climbing Nanga Parbat. The first route is via the west face, which would involve a climb from base camp to over 7500 meters (24,000 ft) above sea level. This route has been climbed by two teams, one in 2004 and another in 2007 using oxygen-enriched air from cylinders attached to their bodies. The second route involves climbing from base camp up to around 7000 meters (23,000 ft) before making your way up what’s known as “The Ridge.” This route has never been climbed successfully, but there have been several attempts over the years by both amateurs and professionals. Ama Dablam, Lobuche and Island Peak are easier compared to Nanga Parbat.
Nanga Parbat’s climbing history began on July 20th, 1922 when Mallory and his team set out to climb K2, but they were forced to turn back due to bad weather. The second most successful climb was made by American climber Jim Whittaker and Pakistani guide Ali Hassan in 1986. This climb was followed by two more attempts in 1987 and 1988 (both by Americans), but both climbers died during their attempts at reaching the top.
In 1989, American Eric Bjornstad became the first non-Asian person to reach the summit when he summited with Pakistani guide Yasir Sheikh; they also remained on top for several hours after sunrise before descending again safely back down into the base camp.
The name Nanga Parbat is translated from Sanskrit as Naked Mountain because it differs from the rest of Karakoram (don’t worry, this post is about an empty mountain, not about Naked Germans – to draw attention to the name). Compared to the other heights of the Himalayas, which began to be studied only in the late nineteenth century, it was like the blood of an early ascendant. Albert Mamre of Britain, one of the greatest mountaineers of his time, died in 1895 along with his two Gurkha carriers Rugubir Tapa and Goman Singh. Desperate, he returned to the Alps in a matter of hours, believing that he could climb as hard as possible in the Swiss Alps.
When the 8,000-meter climb began in the 1930s, European countries decided to divide the mountains slowly. The first K2 to be examined by Duke Abruzzi in 1902 was Mount Italy (note: The attempts of the magician Alastair Crowley in 1902 were not taken seriously). Everest, George Mallory and co. It was a British mountain in the 1920s. Two tragic adventures in the 1930s, in which 26 people were killed, strengthened the location of Nanga Parbat like a German mountain.