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NANGA PARBAT
 
     
 
  The Karakurm mountains are a great mountain range formed by the collision of Indo-Pakistan tectonic plate with the Asian Continent. The central Himalayan Mountains are situated in Nepal, while the eastern mountains extend to the borders of Bhutan and Sikkim. Nanga Parbat massif is the western corner pillar of the Karakurm. It is an isolated range of peaks just springing up from nothing, and is surrounded by the rivers Indus and Astore. Nanga Parbat or “Nanga Parvata” means the naked mountain, its original and appropriate name; however, is Diamir the king of the mountains. Nanga Parbat (main peak) has a height of 8, 1 26m. It has three vast faces.
 
 
 
 


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he Rakhiot  (Raikot) 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 Nanga Parbat peak. The Rupal face is the highest precipice in the world. Reinhold Messner, a living legend in mountaineering from Italy, says that “every one Who has ever stood at the foot of this face 4,500m up above the ‘Tap Alep’, studied it or flown over it, could not help but have been amazed by its sheer size; it has become known as the highest rock and ice wall in the world!” Nanga Parbat has always been associated with tragedies and tribulations until it was climbed in 1 953. A lot of mountaineers have perished on Nanga Parbat since 1895. Even today it is claiming a heavy toll of human lives for, the mountaineers, in search of adventure and thrill, are becoming its victims in pursuit of their eagerness to find new and absolutely un-climbed routes leading to its summit. It was in 1 841 that a huge rock-slide from the Nanga Parbat dammed the Indus river. This created a huge lake, 55 km long, like the present Tarbela lake down-stream. The flood of water that was released when the dam broke caused a rise of 80 ft in the rivers level at Attack and swept away an entire Sikh army. It was also in the middle of the nineteenth century that similar catastrophes were later caused by the damming of Hunza and Shyok rivers. The Nanga Parbat peak was discovered in the nineteenth century by Europeans. The Schlagintweit brothers, who hailed from Munich (Germany) came in 154 to Himalayas and drew a panoramic view which is the first   known picture of Nanga Parbat. In 1857 one of them was murdered in Kashgar. The curse of Nanga Parbat had begun.

 

 

 
 
     


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