Reinhold Messner at the summit of Nanga Parbat...26,657 feet...August 9, 1970
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Reinhold Messner - for his first Himalayan expedition he was going to go straight up the highest sheer rock face in the world – the 15,000-foot, ice-covered face of Nanga Parbat. In 1970 he became the first person to ever summit this Gateway to Hell using this borderline-suicidal route, then he camped on the summit, descended the other side, and subsequently became the only person to ever cross the mountain from one side to the other.
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9. Nanga Parbat
Hermann Buhl | Nanga Parbat, North Face & Broad Peak