Nanga Parbat Pakistan
Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain in the world that exists in the Gilgit Baltistan of Pakistan. The height of the mountain is about 8,126 meters above sea level.
The extremely high mountain has always remained a good point for mountaineering. In the 18th century, many philosophers of the Alps and Europe did research and tried to discover the high peaks of the Nanga Parbat.
However, the first person who discovered the Nanga Parbat mountain was Albert F.Mummery. He was a British climber who discovered the mountain in about 1895. But due to harsh cold weather and unlimited snowfall, the British climber couldn’t be able to suffer and he died during this attempt.
The person who came alive during the discovery of the Nanga Parbat mountain was Hermann Buhl. He was an Australian climber who was the one after the thirty climbers to reach the top of the mountain. The mountain has commonly called as the diameter and it was finally discovered in 1953.
Physical Features of the Nanga Parbat Pakistan
Nanga Parbat comes under the top twenty highest mountains of the world and basically, it’s a part of the Himalayan mountains. It has nearly three faces which are known as Diamir, Rakhiot, and Rupal. The Zoji La of the Kashmir connects this mountain to the Himalayan Karakoram range.
The longest ridge of the Nanga Parbat is the southwestern and the northeastern range. During the summer season, cool breezes flow out however the winter season is much tough. During the winters, heavy snowfall causes many difficulties for the climbers to survive there.
The southeastern portion is of Mazeno wall, the northeastern part is of Rakhiot peak and the south-east is of Rupal face. The longest ridge out of the three faces is about 7,070 meter or 23,200 ft. However, there are many subsidiary summits and the peaks that join the Indus valley, lake, and villages. A glacial lake of name Latbo occurs at the Rupal face.
Early Attempts of Climbing the Nanga Parbat Pakistan
Europeans mainly did the early attempts to discover the high peaks of the Nanga Parbat. Albert F. Mummery made the first attempt to cover the 61,00 meter of this mountain. In 1930 and 1931 the Germans made an attempt to reach the Kanchenjunga and the peaks of Mount Everest. In 1932, German climber Wily Merky and American climber Fritz Wiessner made strong attempts to reach the peaks of Nanga Parbat.
Because of poor planning, they remained unsuccessful. Peter Aschenbrenner and Herbert Kungik made the route for Rakhiot face of this mountain. Many German mountaineers and the teams of the tried to discover the whole mountain but reached only to faces. The heavy rainfall and the bad weather became a major reason for the deaths of the climbers in early attempts.