Pakistani among 3 climbers to complete first-ever winter ascent of Nanga Parbat
The climbers – Ali Sadpara (Pakistani), Simone, Alex and Tamara Lunger – posted their pictures on the social media.
According to their statement on Twitter, one of the climbers Tamara stopped a few meters before the destination mark.
— Altitude Pakistan (@AltitudePBlog) February 26, 2016
— Alex Txikon (@AlexTxikon) February 26, 2016
Nanga Parbat base camp was attacked more than two years ago on June 22, 2013 which left 10 tourists dead including 9 foreign mountaineers.
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.