KATHMANDU, July 8: Nepali mountaineer Nirmal Purja who is in a mission to scale 14 mountains above 8000 meters in seven months, successfully scaled the Nanga Parbat in Pakistan on Sunday.
Purja, a former member of the Special Forces of the UK, scaled the ninth highest mountain in the world together with his team. Nanga Parbat is the seventh mountain climbed by Purja since he started the ambitious mission in April.
Earlier, Purja had scaled Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjungha, Lhotse, Everest and Makalu.
On Sunday, Mingma David Sherpa, Lakpa Dendi Sherpa, Walung Dorje Sherpa, Galjen Sherpa and Stefi Trogut stood atop Nanga Parbat, which is 8126 meters above the sea level.
“It's a great feeling to have summitted Nanga Parbat. Had a great team on this climb,” Nirmal wrote on Twitter.
He is scheduled to climb Mt K2, the second highest mountain of the world, once the ropes are fixed there. So far, Nepali Sherpa climbers and Pakistani mountaineers have fixed ropes till Camp III.