Muhammad Karim from Gilgit-Baltistan carries the flag as he represents Pakistan at the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. PHOTO: RETUERS
Some pictures from recent trip to Kashmir and the Line of Control (LoC) at Chakothi-Uri dividing the State between Pakistan and India (2-3rd January 2014)
Thankfully now things have improved for better with 4 days of trade taking place between the two countries and one day of visitor exchange. Hopefully one day I will be able to travel without any hassle in my car to Srinagar, drink that awesome salted tea and be back home. (via umalik)
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.
Polish Gasherbrum Winter Expedition 2011/12 english subtitles
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.
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.
K2 : Climbing the World’s Toughest Mountain (Full Documentary)
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
Concordia Pakistan— The Throne Room of Mountain Gods
From the BBC’s documentary series ‘Planet Earth’.
THE KARAKORAM ANOMALY
Showreel of upcoming documentary about climate change on the Karakoram and Himalayan ranges.
Hidden among some of the tallest peaks in the world, Baltistan and the Hunza valley are historically, culturally and environmentally unique: the mountains here hold the largest amount of glacier water outside the Poles, and the locals’ livelihoods have been depending on it for centuries.
This region, on the border between Pakistan, China and India, is a prime example of the kind of irreplaceable human heritage that is at risk of being lost because of climate change. The film explores the local culture, its rich history, and its miraculously-successful symbiotic relationship with the mountains and the glaciers.
Filmed by Niccolo Piazza on RED Scarlet-X at 4K.
Related news: The end of the Karakoram Anomaly?