What no one told you about Pakistan
A truck workshop on the Karakoram Highway (KKH) near Diamir.
3/5/2014  #photography #Pakistan #GilgitBaltistan #street #social #travel (via umalik)
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A truck workshop on the Karakoram Highway (KKH) near Diamir.

3/5/2014 
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6/5 The tempting yet killer mountain, Nanga Parbat from Beyal camp. This is where your heart desires nothing more.
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6/5 The tempting yet killer mountain, Nanga Parbat from Beyal camp. This is where your heart desires nothing more.

#Pakistan #GilgitBaltistan #travel
#log #notes #photos (at Beyal camp, via umalik)

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Taking flight: Surfing the air above Chitral’s mountains
It is the simplest form of human flight—paragliding. All you really need is a wing, which is small enough to fit into a backpack. The only other thing you need is height and Chitral has plenty of that to offer.
It is here, amid the silent mountain air that you can look down on lush green fields and sweep past icy slopes. Chitral’s topography is so well suited to paragliding that international visitors have long been attracted to it, and in fact, they are the ones who made it popular with the locals around 2005 onwards.
One of the frequent foreign visitors is American Brad Sander, an expert pilot in the Hindukush region who has broken several records. On his second trip to Pakistan, for example, he set the distance record for paragliding on the Asian continent, flying 224km from Booni to Karimabad, as cited by Sports Illustrated.“It wasn’t until I came to Pakistan in May of 2007,” he wrote on his blog,“that I felt the overwhelming urge to combine my love of travel and flying in a commercial way so that I could share this adventure with others.” He urged people to come paragliding at Shandur 2014 where it has become a regular feature at the polo festival. (complete news)
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Taking flight: Surfing the air above Chitral’s mountains

It is the simplest form of human flight—paragliding. All you really need is a wing, which is small enough to fit into a backpack. The only other thing you need is height and Chitral has plenty of that to offer.

It is here, amid the silent mountain air that you can look down on lush green fields and sweep past icy slopes. Chitral’s topography is so well suited to paragliding that international visitors have long been attracted to it, and in fact, they are the ones who made it popular with the locals around 2005 onwards.

One of the frequent foreign visitors is American Brad Sander, an expert pilot in the Hindukush region who has broken several records. On his second trip to Pakistan, for example, he set the distance record for paragliding on the Asian continent, flying 224km from Booni to Karimabad, as cited by Sports Illustrated.“It wasn’t until I came to Pakistan in May of 2007,” he wrote on his blog,“that I felt the overwhelming urge to combine my love of travel and flying in a commercial way so that I could share this adventure with others.” He urged people to come paragliding at Shandur 2014 where it has become a regular feature at the polo festival. (complete news)

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Muhammad Karim from Gilgit-Baltistan carries the flag as he represents Pakistan at the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. PHOTO: RETUERS
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Muhammad Karim from Gilgit-Baltistan carries the flag as he represents Pakistan at the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. PHOTO: RETUERS

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The Lost Prince

A documentary promo (shot in May ‘12) about a real-life twenty-something male from Islamabad, Pakistan who has to face up to his true identity after the sudden death of his father - that of a Himalayan Prince.

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Polish Gasherbrum Winter Expedition 2011/12 english subtitles

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Concordia K2 Sep 2011

A 360 degree view at concordia, the confluence of Godwin austin and baltoro glacier, showing K2, Broad peak, G4, G6, mitre peak, trango towers , paiju peak and many others. simply spectacular. you will not find such scenery anywhere else in the world.

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No Way Down - Graham Bowley on the K2 Mountaineering Disaster

Author Graham Bowley tells the stories of the hikers who braved the summit of K2 and faced one of the worst mountaineering disasters in history, the basis for his book, No Way Down.

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K2 : Climbing the World’s Toughest Mountain (Full Documentary)

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Mountain Men : The ghosts of K2

A BBC documentary which explores the history of climbing K2, the mountaineers mountain, from the early days to the summit with historical footage photographs & re-enactments. 

The episode features: Lino Lacedelli, Achille Compagnoni, Pete Schoening, Charlie Houston, Bob Bates, Ed Webster, Bill Putnam, Dudley Rochester, Bob Craig, George Bell, Tony Streather, Dee Molenaar.

Produced by Mark Conefrey

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