Nanga Parbat (nŭngˈgə pŭrˈbət) [key], peak, 26,660 ft (8,126 m) high, in the W Himalayas, located in Pakistan-held Azad Kashmir; 7th highest peak in the world. Six expeditions—almost all ending disastrously—were sent to climb it. A German-Austrian team led by Herman Buhl finally reached the peak in 1953.
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