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It is ranked the 9th highest mountain peak, and it is ranked 14th in mountains harder than Mount Everest. It also has the highest mountain face at 15,000 feet long.
Nanga Parbat forms the western anchor of the Himalayan Range and is the westernmost "eight- thousander". It lies just south of the Indus River in Pakistan, Asia
Climbing attempts started very early on Nanga Parbat. In 1895 Albert F. Mummery led an expedition to the peak, and reached almost 7,000 m (23,000 ft) on the Diamir (West) Face, but Mummery and two Gurkha companions later died reconnoitering the Rakhiot Face.
First to Summit
Nanga Parbat was first climbed, via the Rakhiot Flank (East Ridge), on July 3, 1953 by Austrian climber Hermann Buhl.The final push for the summit was dramatic: Buhl last 1300 meters continued alone, after his companions had turned back. Being under the influence of drugs: pervitin, padutin and tea from Coco leaves, stood at the summit at 7 p.m.; the climbing being harder and more time consuming than he had anticipated. His descent was slow since he lost a crampon and was standing upright on a narrow ledge, holding a small handhold with one hand. Exhausted, he dozed occasionally, but managed to maintain his balance. He reached high camp at 7 p.m. the next day after a 40 hour climb.
Origin of Name
Nanga Parbat-The Kashmiri name Nanga Parbat is derived from the Sanskrit words nagna parvata, meaning “naked mountain.”
Diamir- Diamir is a local name for the peak and means “king of the mountains.”