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Nadhira Alharthy, First Omani To Summit Nanga Parbat

Nadhira Alharthy, First Omani To Summit Nanga Parbat

In a historic achievement, Nadhira Alharthy has become the first Omani to conquer Pakistan’s daunting Nanga Parbat, earning the distinction of being the first from Oman to summit this perilous peak. The 46-year-old climber was part of a ten-member expedition that reached the 8,126-meter summit on Wednesday, confirmed by a Nepal-based adventure tour company.

Known as the “Killer Mountain,” Nanga Parbat is Pakistan’s second-highest and the world’s ninth-highest mountain, notorious for its treacherous conditions. Located in Gilgit-Baltistan, a region famed for its towering peaks and outdoor adventures, it remains a significant draw for climbers globally.

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“Congratulations to our team members and Sherpa who reached the top of Nanga Parbat on July 10, 2024,” announced Seven Summit Treks, the expedition company, on social media, celebrating Alharthy’s success. “The team conquered this majestic peak against all odds, driven by determination and teamwork.”

Alharthy’s latest feat showcases her indomitable spirit and mountaineering skills. She is now the first Omani to summit four peaks over 8,000 meters, including Mount Everest (8,849 meters) in 2019, Mount Manaslu (8,156 meters) in 2021, and K2 (8,611 meters) in 2022. She also scaled the Matterhorn (4,478 meters) in 2023 and Ama Dablam (6,812 meters) in Nepal in 2021.

Professionally a government officer in Oman’s Ministry of Education, Alharthy has devoted recent years to mountaineering, conquering some of the world’s toughest peaks.