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Asia, Pakistan, Nanga Parbat Attempt from the Rupal Flank via Rakhiot Peak

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  • Publication Year: 1993

Nanga Parbat Attempt from the Rupal Flank via Rakhiot Peak. A ten-member British commercial expedition was guided by Jonathan Tinker and Mark Miller and included five other Britons and three Americans. Their plan was to attempt a new route from the eastern side of the mountain via Rakhiot Peak (7070 meters) and then to follow Buhl’s 1953 route. They set up Base Camp at 3400 meters in the Rupal meadows and Camps I and II at 4600 and 5200 meters. A high point of 5600 meters en route to Rakhiot Peak was reached on September 4. Then, huge snowfalls in the next days forced them to abandon the attempt. Once the expedition was over, Miller went on to Nepal from Karachi but died in the plane crash in the hills south of Kathmandu on September 28.

Xavier Eguskitza, Pyrenaica, Bilbao, Spain

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