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Nanga-Parbat - The “mountain of Gods”

On the July, 3, 2019 at 17: 30 Pakistani time Russian climbers Vitaly Lazo and Anton Pugovkin, in conjunction with the Italian Carlalberto Chimenti (Cala Cimenti), reached the summit of the iconic eight-thousander Nanga Parbat (8125 m) in the North-West of the Himalayas.

This is the third peak of the five planned peaks in the unique project of the club "Mountain territory" ( with the name "Freeride in the death zone". The top three climbers were lucky with the weather this time. Visibility during the assault on the summit was one hundred percent, there was just a weak wind and a fairly low temperature. The ascent on the Nanga Parbat peak was made completely without using additional oxygen. A descent from the top was performed on skies from the altitude 8080 meters. Vitaly Lazo: "It’s terrible snow here, firn. An hour later it got dark, we were going down with head lamps ... At midnight we were in the assault camp. Me and Anton, we couldn't talk. We just moaned to each other, pointing at the objects. I can't remember now without tears. A little later Kala came over. Some tea. Sleeping bag. Sleep. It looks like our life was before and after Nang Parbat 2019 now."

Nanga Parbat (8125 m) - is a "mountain-killer", that is a mountain with the largest height difference in the world — from the base camp to the top there are about 5 km vertically! It is the largest mountain on the planet.

Sixty-four mountaineers perished on Nanga Parbat as at 2011 (It is the third one after Everest & Annapurna in a death rate).

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