Posted: Jan 06, 2016 12:08 pm EST
(By Raheel Adnan) Nanga Parbat is an enormous mountain with three distinct faces – Rakhiot, Rupal and Diamir. While majority of initial expeditions focused on Rakhiot, the other two became more known sides over the following decades. As of now, 90% of summer ascents of the mountain have been made via Diamir side (via Kinshofer route).
In winter, however, pioneers preferred the side which was better warmed by sun. First three winter attempts on Nanga Parbat registered via Schell Route. None of them could go beyond 6800m, though. In 1996/1997, Poles switched to Diamir side and made the most successful winter attempt on the mountain.
Data and info-graphics at Pythom.com explain the route taken by Twenty Five winter Nanga Parbat expeditions, thus far.
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Rest Days on Nanga Parbat after Initial Progress, Second
Nanga Parbat: Poles Revisit their Strategy, Others Continue
Winter Nanga Parbat: Progress on Rupal Side, Arrivals at Diamir BC
Winter Nanga Parbat: The “Cold Race” Resumes
History of Winter Climbing Nanga Parbat
Winter Nanga Parbat: Teams go for Pre-expedition
Winter Nanga Parbat: The Battle Continues