Nanga Parbat is the ninth-highest peak in the world, boasting an estimated elevation of 8,125m from the base to the summit. Often approached by means of the Karakoram Highway from China or from the airport in Rawalpindi by those travelling in Pakistan, it is a part of the formidable Himalayas and is the eight-thousander situated furthest to the west. Many other eight-thousanders-mountains passing the eight-thousand-metre mark in height-are situated in this gorgeous ridge of prime mountaineering land, but Nanga Parbat is undoubtedly among the most well-known, not least because of the tragedies that have taken place on it.
The mountain is not all horrors, though. In fact, it is known for its stunning beauty when viewed from the nearby valleys. A fantastic [Read more…]