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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A peak, 8,126 m (26,660 ft) high, of the Himalaya Mountains in northwest Kashmir.

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  • noun a mountain in the Himalayas in Kashmir (26,660 feet high)

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Examples

  • High above the blue foothills, almost floating in the sky, Nanga Parbat looks too beautiful, too detached, too innocent to deserve its Western nickname, The Killer Mountain.

    Richard Bangs: The Pakistan Osama bin Laden Never Knew, Part 4

  • High above the blue foothills, almost floating in the sky, Nanga Parbat looks too beautiful, too detached, too innocent to deserve its Western nickname, The Killer Mountain.

    Richard Bangs: The Pakistan Osama bin Laden Never Knew, Part 4

  • Eventually Billy directed Geoff to the Valley of Kashmir, and Geoff tried to find guides to lead him up Nanga Parbat, but since Geoff didn't have any money they just laughed at him.

    The Naked Mountain

  • And so it was that the young writer, having received the great swami's wisdom, stumbled back down Nanga Parbat, but by the time he reached the bottom again, he couldn't clearly remember the parable of the two painters.

    The Naked Mountain

  • In 1953, Austrian mountaineer Herman Buhl became the first person to climb Nanga Parbat in the ­Himalayas — at 26,660 feet, the ninth tallest peak in the world.

    Ghostly Companions

  • Again on Nanga Parbat, on a 1970 climb during which his brother died, Reinhold Messner ­recalled being accompanied by a companion who ­offered ­wordless comfort and encouragement.

    Ghostly Companions

  • A photo of Reinhold Messner's feet minus seven toes lost to frostbite during a climb of Nanga Parbat in the Himalayas (his brother also died on the climb) raises the question of whether alpinism can actually be called a real sport at all, assuming sport to be a game in which losing doesn't necessarily equal death or disfigurement.

    Why Climb a Mountain?

  • To understand what this was really all about, Messner explained, I had to go back to the Nanga Parbat expedition that the German Alpine Club sponsored in 1934.

    Brotherhood of the Mountain

  • In the fall of 1971, Messner took Demeter to Nanga Parbat, and they went to the Diamir side to see if they could find any trace of Günther.

    Brotherhood of the Mountain

  • It was his father who pushed Reinhold to get Günther invited on the Nanga Parbat expedition.

    Brotherhood of the Mountain

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