Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth-tallest mountain, poses a significant challenge for climbers. Scaling this peak without porters and oxygen is a formidable task. Only a few climbers have managed to reach the summit without such support. Nevertheless, 24 mountaineers created history by accomplishing this feat on Nanga Parbat without using oxygen.
This team comprised mountaineers from Norway, Russia, the United States, Switzerland, France, Turkey, Mexico, Nepal, and Pakistan. One remarkable aspect of this achievement is that a Pakistani climber became the first person from their country to conquer seven mountains above 8000 meters.
This article celebrates the triumph of all the climbers who successfully summit Nanga Parbat without oxygen in 2023.
Sajid Ali Sadpara creates a historic feat
Sajid Ali Sadpara, an accomplished mountaineer, achieved a remarkable milestone by conquering Nanga Parbat without the assistance of porters or oxygen. This marked his seventh successful ascent of a mountain exceeding 8000 meters.
Before this, he had already climbed six such mountains unaided. Sadpara’s exceptional achievements have gained him recognition in Pakistan and worldwide, as he becomes the first person to conquer all seven 8000-meter peaks without any external support.
Twenty-four climbers scale Nanga Parbat without oxygen
Nanga Parbat, the most challenging mountain to climb on Earth Nanga Parbat, one of the most difficult mountains on our planet, witnessed the triumph of 24 climbers who reached its summit without using oxygen.
Among them were 23 mountaineers from the Seven Summits Trek team and three climbers from another expedition group. Their successful ascent occurred on Monday morning, June 26, 2023, between 6:55 am and 9:35 am.
This accomplishment brings immense pride to the nations these mountaineers represent. While many climbers have conquered mountains near and far across the globe, only a few have achieved such feats without oxygen and porters. These climbers have etched their names in the annals of mountaineering history, particularly in surpassing the challenges posed by peaks exceeding 8000 meters.
Kristin Harila’s Remarkable Achievement
Kristin Harila accomplished a remarkable feat by scaling nine eight-thousanders in just 45 days. Harila’s achievement is a testament to his exceptional mountaineering skills as a member of the Seven Summits Trek team. Furthermore, he has become one of the first individuals from Norway to reach such heights as a successful summiteer.
Sophie Lavaud and Tunc Findik’s Impressive Expedition
Feat Swedish mountaineer Sophie Lavaud and Turkish mountaineer Tunc Findik, both part of the same expedition, achieved an awe-inspiring milestone.
They became the first climbers to conquer all the world’s 8000-meter peaks. Nanga Parbat served as their final ascent, symbolizing the culmination of their unwavering dedication and perseverance.
Nanga Parbat Difficulty Level
The difficulty level of Nanga Parbat is very challenging. Like the most challenging peaks in the world like K2 and Annapurna, it also features high risks and dangers while climbing. The ninth-highest peak in the world is 8,126 meters and it is not called ‘The Killer Mountain‘ for no reason. High altitude, technical cliffs and routes, slippery landscapes, strong winds, avalanches, freezing temperatures, and others highly influence the difficulty.
Nanga Parbat’s nickname “The Killer Mountain” was given by by the German expedition team, who scaled the peak on July 3, 1953. This success came after numerous attempts and losing several expedition crew members, after which they named it ‘The Killer Mountain.’ Between the first attempt in 1895 by Albert F. Mummery and first ascent in 1953 by Hermann Buhl, Nanga Parbat too the lives of 30 climbers. The mortality rate in this peak is approx. fatality rate of more than 22 percent, which is more than usual. That’s why many mountaineers call it ‘The Man Eater.’
With the lights on the potential risks and dangers, it is recommended to prepare well with your physical strength, gear, equipment, guides, porters, and technical mountain climbing, so your climb will be thrilling and convenient.
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