Nanga Parbat
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THE MOUNTAIN

Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain on Earth, the second highest mountain in Pakistan with a summit elevation of 8,125 meters.
Nanga Parbat means "Naked Mountain" and it's also called the "Killer Mountain", Nanga Parbat was known to be one of the deadliest of the eight-thousand meter mountains; It is a dramatic peak that rises far above its surrounding terrain, and no one has ever reached the summit in Winter.

NANGA PARBAT CLIMBING HISTORY:
  • - 1895 First attempt (A. Mummery)
  • - 1953 Nanga Parbat first climb along Rakiot Face, Herman Buhl in a solo summit push.
  • - 1962 Second climb on Diamir Face (Kinshofer)
  • - 1970 Reinhold and Gùnter Messner climbed the Rupal face and descent the Diamir face
  • - 1978 Solo climb of a new route along the Diamir face (Reinhold Messner)
  • - 2005 New route in alpine style Rupal face (S.House e V. Anderson)
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THE EXPEDITION

After their first winter ascents of Gasherbrum II, The North Face® Expedition Team is getting ready for the next project: the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat 8125 meters.
This Expedition will feature only Simone Moro and Denis Urubko without Cory Richards; the third of the trio on the last GII winter ascent.

The aim of the expedition is to realize the first winter ascent of Nagna Parbat 8125 meters, a mountain also known with the name of "killer mountain" due to the difficulties and the tragedies happened during the attempts to conquer the summit between 1930 and 1953. Also after that years a lot of fatalities involved alpinists of different nationalities on Nanga Parbat.
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Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition – Video Dispatch 2

This winter, The North Face Athletes – Simone Moro and Denis Urubko continue on this epic adventure to attempt the summit of Nanga Parbat, the 9th highest mountain in the world. In this video dispatch we bring you the sights and sounds from the second phase of their travel from Chilas until Basecamp.