Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage

The Lonely Challenge

  • 384 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-239-7
  • Oct 1, 2018


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Back in Print in Mountaineers Books “Legends & Lore” series, this mountaineering classic is the story of Hermann Buhl's momentous ascent of Nanga Parbat in 1953, which at the time—after Everest and Annapurna—was just the third 8000-meter peak to be climbed. Buhl, though a member of a large expedition, made the summit push solo and set a new bar that measured mountaineers for the rest of the century.

The account of Bhul’s harrowing summit climb still thrills with its single-minded commitment and total loneliness. After Nanga Parbat, Buhl played no further part in the exciting mountaineering scene he had initiated. He died in a cornice accident while attempting Chogolisa.


  • 384 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-239-7
  • Oct 1, 2018

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