Pakistan’s Nanga Parbat Attracting Record Number of Climbers

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As the Karakorum season approaches, a surprising number of teams are looking to tackle Nanga Parbat, the isolated 8125m peak in western Pakistan. At least ten expeditions will head for the mountain starting in mid May. Some of those might consist of different teams sharing the same climbing permit, so the total number will surely increase. In contrast, this year climbers seem to have discovered the charm of Nanga Parbat. Of all the 8000ers, Nanga has the longest distance between BC and the peak.