On the night of June 22, 2013, about 50 mountain climbers belonging to several different climbing groups were camped at varying altitudes on Nanga Parbat, a 26,660-foot-tall mountain located in northern Pakistan’s remote Gilgit-Baltistan province.
The Killer Mountain
The Nanga Parbat is the western anchor of the Himalayas and is the 9th highest mountain in the world at 26,660-feet-tall. The first ascent took place in 1953, and since then there have been only a few hundred successful summits. The climbers knew that what they were about to attempt was deadly even in the best conditions, but they thought they were prepared…