Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Nanga Parbat,The KIller Mountain,Pakistan
Nanga Parbat (literally, Naked Mountain in Sanskrit), Urdu: نانگا پربت  is the ninth highest mountain in the world and the western anchor of the Himalayas. The Kashmiri name Nanga Parbat is derived from the Sanskrit words nagna parvata, meaning “naked mountain.” The Islamic name for the peak is Diamir and means “king of the mountains”.
Located in Baltistan, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, Nanga Parbat is one of the eight-thousanders, with a summit elevation of 8,126 metres (26,660 ft). An immense, dramatic peak rising far above its surrounding terrain, Nanga Parbat is also a notoriously difficult climb. Numerous mountaineering deaths in the mid and early 20th century lent it the nickname "killer mountain".Along with K2, it has never been climbed in winter.



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