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  • Eight mountaineers climb to the top of Nanga Parbat

    ISLAMABAD: Mountaineers have climbed to the top of Nanga Parbat for the first time this summer, the Alpine Club of Pakistan (ACP) said on Saturday...

    Kim Hong Bin is the first mountaineer to get to the summit of Nanga Parbat, an ACP spokesperson, Karrar Haidri told Dawn...

  • Mountaineers relive Nanga Parbat triumph

    ISLAMABAD: “Impossible is a word that only exists in the dictionary,” said Simone Moro, who was part of the first-ever team that climbed Nanga Parbat in the winter...

    Of the 14 highest mountains, which rise beyond 8,000 metres above sea level, only two remained that had not been summited in the winter: K2 and Nanga Parbat...

  • Nanga Parbat massacre convicts shifted to Adiala Jail

    GILGIT: Three convicted prisoners involved in the Nanga Parbat massacre of foreign tourists were shifted to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi from Gilgit District Jail on Friday...

    Ten foreign mountaineers and a local guide were shot dead by militants, reportedly dressed in uniform of the Gilgit Scouts, in an attack on a high-altitude base camp on Nanga Parbat, near Gilgit, on June 22, 2013...

  • Leaving a son with Nanga Parbat

    ISLAMABAD: “A life is not measured by quantity, but by its quality,” says Hubert Wischnewski as he reminisces about his son Joel, who died while trying to climb the feared Nanga Parbat over two years ago...

    After landing in Gilgit, the family hiked 13,000 feet to the Herrligkoffer’s Alpinists Cemetery, near Nanga Parbat Base Camp, where Joel Wischnewski now rests...

  • 10 policemen injured in bid to arrest Nanga Parbat killer

    GILGIT: A proclaimed offender in the Nanga Parbat massacre of foreign mountaineers, who is also wanted over the kidnapping of two employees of the Special Communications Organisation (SCO), fled after injuring 10 police officials in grenade attacks during a raid on his sister’s home in Diamer on Sunday night...

    Take a look: Police arrest 18 over Nanga Parbat massacreWhen the police closed in, four grenades were hurled at them from the...

  • Climbers make first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat

    Climbers from Pakistan, Spain and Italy have become the first mountaineers to scale Nanga Parbat, Pakistan's “Killer Mountain” and second highest peak after K2, in winter, a spokesman said Friday...

    “Alex Txikon (Spain), Ali Sadpara (Pakistan) and Simone Moro (Italy) have reached the top of Nanga Parbat,” Karrar Haidri, spokesman of the Alpine Club of Pakistan told AFP, confirming it was the first time the summit has been reached...

  • Climbers to take on Nanga Parbat once more

    ISLAMABAD: The winter climbing season is in full swing, with most of the climbers who failed last year once again attempting to summit the ‘Killer Mountain’...

    Their sights are set on the ninth highest mountain in the world – climbers have arrived fully prepared to tackle Nanga Parbat, and are following the same strategy they did last year: being light, fast and fully acclimatised by the start of winter...

  • Nanga Parbat ascent

    IT is always uplifting to witness a historic feat of endurance, and all the more so when a Pakistani is part of the team...

    Six months before mountaineering season opens, a small team of four climbers, including Ali Sadpara of Pakistan, made history when they made the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat on Friday...

  • Two climbers trying to scale Nanga Parbat ‘go missing’

    GILGIT: A two-member expedition team, comprising Polish mountaineer Tomek Mackiewicz and Frenchwoman Elisabeth Revol, appears to have gone missing while trying to scale Nanga Parbat, according to sources...

    The two-member team attempting to reach the summit of Nanga Parbat in winter had started their expedition on Jan 8, the sources said...

  • Efforts to rescue climbers on Nanga Parbat begin today

    GILGIT: The army will begin on Saturday (today) an operation to rescue two foreign climbers stuck on Nanga Parbat, also known as the ‘killer mountain’...

    The two-member team began their expedition to scale Nanga Parbat on Jan 8, but communication with them was severed on Thursday...

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