Italian team to attempt 'Killer Mountain' this season

File photo, AFP
File photo of Naga Prabat. Source: AFP

KATHAMNDU, Nepal-Despite mounting security threat following the murder of 10 foreign mountaineers including a Nepali Sherpa in the last June, three expedition teams from three different countries are planning to scale the Mt. Naga Prabat, popularly known as ‘Killer Mountain’ in Pakistan this winter.

All three expeditions from Italy, Germany and Poland have got approval to atop the ninth highest peak in world from the western end of Himalayan Range, according to Pakistani news agency dawn.

Nanga Prabat is one of the eight-thousanders with summit height of 8,126 meters.

World renowned mountaineer Simone More is leading the Italian team while another veteran climber Ralf Dujmovits is guiding German expedition.

Simone has already earned his fame for a  famous winter climber of three eight thousand plus peak- Makalu, the fifth highest peak in the world  situated on the border between Nepal and China in Nepal in 2009, the Shisha Pangma in China in 2005 and another Pakistani peak Gasherbrum II where he conquered in 2011.

Gasherbrum II, also known as K4, is the 13th-highest mountain on Planet situated on the border of Gilgit–Baltistan province, Pakistan, and Xinjiang, China.

Likewise, Ralf became the 16th person in the world after conquering the 14 peaks plus eight thousands meters in 2009.

Pakistan government, recently said the gunmen who killed 10 foreign mountaineers and a local helper in Diamer (Gilgit-Baltistan) in June were affiliated to Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) that has been waging war demanding autonomous religious state in North Waziristan since many years back.


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