Killer Mountain in Winter - Trip Report

Southern California and far-away places. Hiking, wildlife, cycling etc.

Killer Mountain in Winter - Trip Report

Postby Wildhorse » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:20 am

Occasionally NYT reports on a hike. Here is one about a SAR mission on Killer Mountain.

Climber Rescued on Pakistan’s ‘Killer Mountain,’ but Another Is in Peril https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/28/worl ... arbat.html

Not sure what to say, or why NYT reported this one.
Wildhorse
 
Posts: 435
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:11 pm

Re: Killer Mountain in Winter - Trip Report

Postby Cy Kaicener » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:51 am

. Please visit my website at www.hiking4health.com for more information especially the Links.
http://cys-hiking-adventures.blogspot.com
User avatar
Cy Kaicener
 
Posts: 2192
Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 3:50 am
Location: Rialto, California, USA

Re: Killer Mountain in Winter - Trip Report

Postby Ed » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:35 am

The heavy death toll on Nanga Parbat, which dates back to the German/Austrian expeditions of the 1930's, tends to be due to avalanches. It was considered the 'German' mountain, as Everest was considered 'British' and K2 'American'. Reinhold Messner, perhaps the greatest high-altitude mountaineer ever, though definitely not the most lovable, lost his brother Gunther descending Nanga Parbat in 1970, after they made the summit, in one of the most controversial Himalayan climbs in history. Messner made a specialty of doing the 8,000 meter peaks 'alpine-style' and without oxygen. I believe the Poles have made a specialty doing the 8,000 meter peaks in the winter.
Ed
 
Posts: 479
Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:04 pm
Location: San Diego Area


Return to Outdoors-Related Topics

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests