Nanga Parbat, viewed here from the
, is nicknamed “Killer Mountain” for its high number of climber fatalities.
Highest point Elevation 8,126 m (26,660 ft) Ranked 9th Prominence 4,608 m (15,118 ft) Ranked 14th Isolation 189 kilometres (117 mi) Listing Eight-thousander Ultra Coordinates 35°14′15″N 74°35′21″E / 35°14′15″N 74°35′21″E / 35.23750; 74.58917 Location , Gilgit–Baltistan Pakistan Nanga Parbat lies approx 27km west-southwest of , in the India Astore district  Parent range Himalayas Climbing First ascent July 3, 1953 by (First winter ascent 16 February 2016 by Hermann Buhl , Alex Txicon & Ali Sadpara) Simone Moro Easiest route (West face) Diamer District Nanga Parbat ( : Urdu نانگا پربت ), locally known as [naːŋɡaː pərbət̪] Diamer ( دیامر), is the in the world at 8,126 metres (26,660 ft) above sea level. Located in the ninth highest mountain of Diamer District ’s Pakistan region, Nanga Parbat is the western anchor of the Gilgit Baltistan . Himalayas The name Nanga Parbat is derived from the  words Sanskrit nagna and parvata which together mean "Naked Mountain".   The mountain is locally known by its Tibetan name  Diamer or Deo Mir, meaning "huge mountain". 
Nanga Parbat is one of the
. eight-thousanders An immense, dramatic peak rising far above its surrounding terrain, Nanga Parbat is also a notoriously difficult climb. Numerous mountaineering deaths in the mid and early-20th century lent it the nickname "Killer Mountain.”