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Nanga Parbat (literally, Naked Mountain is the ninth highest mountain on Earth, the second highest mountain in Pakistan and among the eight-thousanders with a summit elevation of 8,126 meters (26,660 ft). Nanga Parbat translates to "Naked Mountain" in English; parbat deriving from the Sanskrit word parvata meaning "mountain, rock", and nanga from the Sanskrit nagna meaning "naked".[2] Known as the "Killer Mountain", Nanga Parbat was one of the deadliest of the eight-thousanders for climbers in the first half of the twentieth century; since that time it has been less so, though still an extremely serious climb. It is also an immense, dramatic peak that rises far above its surrounding terrain.

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  • Copyright: Pak north (Paknorth) (22)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-09-10
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2011-11-26 9:10
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