10 July 2009
Willy Merkl was the final expedition member to lose his life, passing away on July 16, 1934, after the trek claimed the lives of eight others in his crew. Merkl was part of the group who attempted one of the first climbs of Nanga Parbat, a good 20 years before the first successful climb.
Following the death of Ulrich Wieland only five days earlier, Willo Welzenbach passed away on July 14, 1934, during the ill-fated expedition that took nine lives. Six sherpas and Alfred Drexel were others who passed during one of the first attempted ascents of Nanga Parbat.
Ulrich Wieland was part of one of the first few attempted climbs of Nanga Parbat when he met with poor weather and died on July 9, 1934. A total of nine died during the quest including Alfred Drexel.
After escaping death when he was presumed dead in a Dresden bombing as a child, Siegi Löw met his maker on Nanga Parbat on June 23, 1962. Löw successfully became the second to reach the summit, but died during the descent.
Iranian climber Saman Nemati was lost in 2008 after unsuccessfully attempting to scale Nanga Parbat. According to reports, Nemati requested rescue on July 23, 2008, but he was never found.
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