Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest mountain in the world at 8,126 metres, was successfully climbed by two international mountaineers on Friday morning, marking the season’s first significant summit.
Mountain climbers Kristin Harila of Norway and Grace Tseng of Taiwan reached the top about 11:00 this morning, according to confirmation from Pakistan Alpine Club Secretary Karrar Haidri to Geo News.
Members of the Nepalese team that had previously summited as climbers joined both climbers.
Grace Tseng was joined by Nima Gyalzen Sherpa and Ningma Tamang Dorje, whilst Kristin was escorted by Pasdawa Sherpa, Dawa Ongju Sherpa, and Chhiring Namgel Sherpa. In May, Kristin set a record for climbing Lhotse and Mount Everest in less than 12 hours.
Her objective is to ascend all 14 eight-thousanders in just six months, making her only the second person in history to accomplish this feat.
Only 44 people in history have scaled all 14 summits, and Kristin would become the first person from a Scandinavian nation to do so by successfully completing this task.
The 36-year-old aims to equal or beat the 2019 record set by Nepalese explorer Nirmal Purja, who completed the trip in six months and six days. “I’m doing fantastic.
Excellent conditions, 11.5 hours from Camp 4. Before starting the descend to base camp, Kristin sent a message saying, “I’m delighted I made it to the first summit in Pakistan.
Grace Tseng, a 29-year-old Taiwanese woman, is the first to climb Nanga Parbat.
Previously, she was the first woman in the world to ascend Kanchenjunga during the fall. She was 29 when she became the youngest woman to ascend Annapurna without using oxygen.
Nanga Parbat is its ninth mountain over 8,000 metres, and it plans to climb all 14 8,000-meter peaks in the world.