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  1. The first man to climb Nanga Parbat (9th tallest mountain in the world) pushed through the final 4300 feet alone by taking a high dose of amphetamines and drinking tea brewed from coca leaves. He then stood on a ledge overnight before heading down.

  2. The 14 highest peaks in the world over 8,000m, the deadliest are Annapurna I with a 32% kill rate (deaths/ascents), K2 (26.5%) & Nanga Parbat (20.3%). Everest is relatively safe with a fatality rate of 3.9%

  3. The 10 tallest mountains in the world, when measured by height above sea level, include Mount Everest (29,029 feet), K2 (28,251 feet), Kangchenjunga (28,169 feet), Lhotse (27,940 feet), Makalu (27,838 feet), Cho Oyu (26,864 feet), Dhaulagiri (26,795 feet), Manaslu (26,781 feet), Nanga Parbat (26,660 feet), and Annapurna (26,545 feet). These are all located in the Himalayan Mountain Range in Asia.

  4. The first ever successful ascent of Mt. Nanga Parbat (8126 m) in Pakistan, also known as killer mountain and yet to be conquered in winter, was made by a German Hermann Buhl, the final 1300 all alone, and under the influence of meth.

  5. Hermann Buhl, the first mountaineer to summit Nanga Parbat (that too solo) & Broad Peak, two of the hardest summits in the world without the help of supplementary oxygen, died less than a month after his record breaking first ascent of Broad Peak attempting another record

  6. On June 22, 2013, about Taliban 16 militants, stormed a high-altitude mountaineering base camp at the foot of Nanga Parbat, and killed 10 climbers and a local guide.