Top News

Pakistani among 3 climbers to complete first-ever winter ascent of Nanga Parbat

Three climbers including a Pakistani, who were on the winter ascent of Nanga Parbat, said they have reached the summit.

The climbers – Ali Sadpara (Pakistani), Simone, Alex and Tamara Lunger – posted their pictures on the social media.

Read more: Foreign climbers post stunning pictures of Nanga Parbat on Twitter

According to their statement on Twitter, one of the climbers Tamara stopped a few meters before the destination mark.

Nanga Parbat base camp was attacked more than two years ago on June 22, 2013 which left 10 tourists dead including 9 foreign mountaineers.

Nanga 2

 

The dead included one American, three Ukrainians, two Slovakians, one Lithuainian, one Chinese, a Sherpa from Nepal and a Pakistani guide. Police later said that the attackers managed to reach the camp after first kidnapping two Pakistani guides.

Several expeditions to Nanga Parbat – at 8,126 meters (26,660 feet), the world’s ninth highest peak and known among climbers as the Killer Mountain – have since been canceled, dealing a blow to Pakistan’s once thriving mountaineering sector at the height of the trekking season.

Comments

comments

Copyright © 2016 ARYNEWS.tv

To Top