Mountaineers Leave Nanga Parbat

Following deadly terrorist attack

Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat     Photo: Guilhem Vellut/Flickr

Alpinists are leaving Nanga Parbat in Pakistan after a terrorist attack at the mountain's Diamir Face base camp left 10 people dead and more injured.

According to the blog Altitude, at least five parties had cancelled or abandoned their expeditions as of Monday morning, including an international expedition led by Alexandra Dzik that lost a team member, Lithuanian Ernest Marksaitis, in the attack.

Saturday's incident, for which a Taliban faction named Junoodul Hifsa has taken responsibility, hasn't driven every climbing party from Nanga Parbat. According to Planetmountain, as of Sunday, a Romanian team was continuing its expedition on the Rupal Face, located on the other side of the peak.

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