Asif Bhatti, a Pakistani mountaineer, is reportedly stranded at Nanga Parbat because of snow blindness, a situation attributable to extended publicity to brilliant daylight reflecting off snow.
The Alpine Membership of Pakistan has confirmed that Bhatti is presently caught at C4, located between 7,500m and eight,000m on Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest mountain globally.
Karrar Haidri, Secretary of the Alpine Membership of Pakistan, expressed concern for Bhatti’s security, emphasizing the pressing want for help in gentle of his snow blindness at such excessive altitudes.
Nanga Parbat, standing at a towering top of 8,126m, is infamous for its treacherous situations, contributing to a excessive fatality fee amongst climbers. The mountain poses varied challenges, together with a demanding ascent, unstable glaciers, frequent avalanches, and unpredictable storms.
With a harrowing historical past, Nanga Parbat was given the moniker “the Killer Mountain” following 31 fatalities in tried ascents previous to its first profitable climb in 1953. It’s sometimes called the western anchor of the Himalayas and has a dying ratio of 22.3%, rating it because the third most perilous peak on the planet.