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Four mountaineers scale Nanga Parbat peak
July 10, 2024

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Four mountaineers, including two Pakistanis, scaled the Nanga Parbat peak.

According to Alpine Club of Pakistan, Dilawar Hussain and Fida Ali from Pakistan and Lhakpa Temba Sherpa and Pemba Sherpa from Nepal successfully summited the peak.

This is the first successful summit in Gilgit-Baltistan this summer season.

According to the GB tourism department, over 1,700 permits were issued to foreign tourists to climb various peaks in the region, while 175 permits issued to scale K-2.

Meanwhile, Pakistani mountaineer Salma Masood and Dutch mountaineer Richard have been successfully rescued and shifted to Skardu.

The mountaineers had left for Broad Peak a day ago and requested medical aid after falling ill during the expedition.

The Dutch mountaineer experienced altitude sickness and breathing problems during the expedition, due to which he requested evacuation from the Pakistan Army.

After receiving the evacuation request, the Pakistan Army immediately rescued the two mountaineers by helicopter.

Both the mountaineers thanked the Pakistan Army for taking immediate action and rescuing them in time.