Italian mountaineer Karl Unterkircher died while trying to scale the Nanga Parbat in Kashmir, the world's ninth highest mountain, the domestic ANSA news agency said Wednesday. The 38-year-old, a native of the Alto Adige region of northern Italy, fell into a crevasse, or a large deep crack on the surface of a glacier, ANSA said. His fellow climbers, Walter Nones and Simon Kehrer, informed Unterkircher's family and his manager, Herbert Mussner, of the accident by satellite phone, it said.