By Farman Ali Baltistani Daily Dawan
SKARDU, July 11: Ten climbers including a female mountaineer from various nationalities on Friday scaled 8,125-meter-high Nanga Parbat in the Himalayan mountain ranges, as an Austrian climber died while descending from the summit, sources told Dawn here.
Those who succeeded in putting their steps on the summit of Nanga Parbat were Ms Eun Sun Oh from Korea, Gerfried Goeschl and Josef Bachmair from Austria, Louis Rousseau Canada, Alexander Roderick Allan and Richard Allen from Great Britain.
These climbers got on the summit at 3:30 am on Friday from a new route, while Herbert Schuetter, Johann Wenzle and Hans Goger from Austria made it to the peak from normal route of Diamer.
Ms Oh was the first among all who reached the top at 1:47 pm on July 10.
Two members of the Korean expedition team have descended to the base camp while the others were coming down till filing of this report.
The Korean expedition team led by Ms Oh had started attempting the peak on June 19.
Forty-four-year-old Ms Oh has already scaled 11 peaks of the world, becoming the first woman climber to have scaled 12 eight-thousand-meter peaks.
Mehbood Ali, the expedition organiser of the Korean team told this scribe that Ms Oh intends to set a record of scaling all the fourteen 8,000meter-long peaks of the world.
For this purpose, she is now going to attempt Gashabrum-I peak in the Karakorum mountain range on July 17.
Meanwhile, according to sources from the base camp, Austrian climber Wolfgang Koelblinger lost his life due to an accident occurred while he was making his way down from the summit of Nanga Barbat.