Face and Route-wise Distribution (Click to enlarge)
Winter Nanga Parbat: Route Statistics

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