Albert F. Mummery
Author Albert F. Mummery died on Nanga Parbat on August 24, 1895, while attempting to become the first climbers to reach the peak. He was also one of the first to die in the pursuit.
Climbing as part of a German expedition led by Willy Merkl, Alfred Drexel died on Nanga Parbat around July 16, 1934. The climb was reportedly financed by the Nazi government and pushed Drexel to suffer from a high altitude pulmonary edema.
Using the same leader, Willy Merkl, that led the fatal expedition for Alfred Drexel, Elbridge Herron was killed attempting to scale Nanga Parbat. Herron was one of several Americans to join the Germans on the journey, which took his life in 1932.
Along with Ragobir Singh, Goman Singh was one of two Gurkhas who joined notable climber Albert F. Mummery on the first attempted ascent of Nanga Parbat. All three lost their lives to an avalanche during the climb.
Italian mountaineer Günther Messner lost his life on June 29, 1970, while attempting to climb Nanga Parbat with his brother, Reinhold Messner. Günther Messner reportedly died in an avalanche after suffering exhaustion and altitude sickness. His death was later the subject of controversy in both 2000 and 2005 after bones were found on the mountain.
Though one of the most experienced climbers in Latin America, José Antonio Delgado unsuccessfully attempted to climb Nanga Parbat in what would have been his sixth eight-thousander. Delgado attempted the quest alone, lost contact with the base camp and was found dead on July 22, 2006.
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