Mountaineer death on Nanga Parbat

Mountaineer death on Nanga Parbat

A Polish mountain climber died after climbing the ninth highest peak of the World, Nanga Parbat. It is marked as the first death in Pakistan during the climbing season of the country.

The Alpine Club of Pakistan confirmed the death of a climber, who died from acute altitude sickness while coming back from the 8,125 metre high Nanga Parbat.

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The dead body of a Polish climber is still at an altitude of 7,400 metres and it is not possible to lift the body from higher camps. The helicopters of rescue teams are trying hard to get it but it is getting more difficult with weather conditions.

Kopec, Polish Climber was 38 in age and member of the Swietokrzyski mountaineering club. Nanga Parbat was his second summit above 8000 metres.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan directed Gilgit-Baltistan and army rescue teams to help the mountaineer Asif Bhatti as he is also stuck on mountains while trying to climb.

Summer Climbing Season

The Summer Climbing season in Pakistan started in early June and lasts until late August. From total of 14 mountains above 8000 metres, five are in Pakistan including Himaliyan peak Nanga Parbat.

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The Nanga Parbat is also known as ‘killer mountain’ as more than 30 people died on this mountain before its first successful summit in 1953.

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