Two Pakistanis Scale the 'Killer Mountain' - Nanga Parbat
Just a few days ago an Italian climber lost his life and two others were rescued by a Pakistani military helicopter from the Nanga Parbat. The notorious mountain has probably swallowed up other ambitious climbers in the past and some have been able to conquer its peak. This piece of news that I am copying below is therefore interesting in the light of the recent incident which caught world attention, and i had reported it too on NP.
SKARDU, July 31: Two Pakistani climbers scaled the Peak of Nanga Parbat (8125 meter) in the Himalayan mountain ranges, sources told Dawn here on Thursday.
Nisar Hussain and Mohammad Ali residents of Sadpara village Baltistan were working for a 7-member German expedition team on Nanga Parbat as high altitude porters.
Just a couple of weeks ago, on a sunny day, Nisar Hussain succeeded to put his feet on the summit of the peak at noon first of all. Later, the expedition leader Mr. Rainer and deputy leader Mr Fomus along with their Balti high altitude porter Mohammad Ali also reached on the top at 4 pm, while the rest had to cancel their climbing due to severe harsh weather.
Nisar Hussain after conquering Nanga Parbat has become the third Pakistani climber who has scaled world famous eight thousand meter high 5 Peaks out of 14.—Correspondent