Nanga Parbat (main peak) has a height of 8,125m/26,660 ft. It has three vast faces. The Rakhiot (Ra Kot) face is dominated by the north and south silver crags and silver plateau; the Diamir face is rocky in the beginning. It converts itself into ice fields around the Nanga Parbat peak. The Rupal face is the highest precipice in the world.
No Mountain in the world has the largest history of failures and disasters than the Nanga Parbat (The Naked Mountain). Dozens of Mountaineer driven by the challenge its in inexorability held for them, died on its slopes. Nanga Parbat has claimed more lives than any of the mountain of the Himalayas and the Karakorams and thus became notorious as the most "Murderous Peak" of the world. Nanga Parbat has always been associated with tragedies and tribulations until it was climbed in 1953.
Some called it (killer Mountain). Nanga Parbat is the second highest peak in Pakistan and is situated on the westernmost bastion of the 1,500 miles Himalayas Range. Lying on the main air route from Rawalpindi to Gilgit and Skardu, Nanga Parbat can be seen in its full majesty and fury from the air.
Nanga Parbat does not constitute part of the Karakoram although the range where this mountain takes a massive rise is not very far from Karakoram. Nanga Parbat has always remained a challenge for the mountaineers and adventure seekers. It has so far claimed more than 50 lives. Nanga Parbat is a difficult approach because the overland journey to its valley involves an arduous trek across the rugged hills.
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