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Nanga Parbat
Nanga Parbat The Killer Mountain.jpg
Nanga Parbat, the killer mountain, in Gilgit Baltistan
Elevation8,126 m (26,660 ft)
Ranked 9th
Prominence4,608 m (15,118 ft)
Ranked 14th
ListingEight-thousander
Ultra
Location
Location of Nanga Parbat in Pakistan
LocationGilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan Nanga Parbat lies approx 27km west-southwest of Astore district, in the Pakistani administered region of Gilgit–Baltistan. [1]
RangeHimalayas
Coordinates35°14′15″N 74°35′21″E / 35.23750°N 74.58917°E / 35.23750; 74.58917Coordinates: 35°14′15″N 74°35′21″E / 35.23750°N 74.58917°E / 35.23750; 74.58917
Climbing
First ascentJuly 3, 1953 by Hermann Buhl
Easiest routeDiamir district (West Face)

Nanga Parbat, located in Gilgit-Baltistan, is the ninth highest mountain in the world. It is 8,126 metres (26,660 ft) above sea level. [2] It is in Gilgit Baltistan, between Chilas and Astore. Nanga Parbat means "Naked Mountain". In 1953, an Austrian German named Hermann Buhl was the first to climb it.

Nanga Parbat is in the west of the Himalayas, and is the most western of the mountains higher than eight thousand meters. It lies just south of the Indus River, in the Astore District of the Northern Areas in the region of Kashmir. Not far to the north is the western end of the Karakoram mountains.

Nanga Parbat is the highest peak in the Nanga Parbat Range. The range covers an area of 120 mi (190 km) in length and 12 to 24 mi (19 to 39 km) in width. In the east it joins the Pir Panjal Range.

The steep incline of its peak that rises above the ground far below makes Nanga Parbat a difficult and dangerous climb. Many deaths in the mid and early 20th century gave it the nickname of "killer mountain".

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