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)
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?
There Must Be A River; the story of Indus, the story of Pakistan
There Must be a River is a journey of the Indus River told through thousands of years of folklore, myths and legends by people living along its banks. This documentary follows this river of antiquity, covering over 3000 km of geography and five millennia of history, back to a time when a string of sophisticated cities flourished along it banks. One of the longest rivers in the world, it rises from Tibet, flows west across India and south through Pakistan, where today it serves as the lifeline for the people living along its banks. This documentary is a journey along Indus River from its source in Tibet, to its final destination into the Arabian Sea. This voyage leads us from the ruins of intricate metropolises, capturing stories of love, war, divinities and human struggle, to the challenges this river and its people face now, through one of the most divers landscapes of the world, where the past still echoes today. (official website)
Guess who? Robert De Niro on his his visit to Chitral, looks more like a native than a gora, haha. (via um-er)
Eid Mubarak, Şeker Bayramı and Hari Raya Aidilfitri to Muslims all around the world. We’d be celebrating Eid tomorrow in Pakistan but as a friend just said, Eid Greetings (+/- few days) to everyone!
Wish you and your family a wonderful time together, and may we can carry this feeling of sacrifice and compassion forward for next 11 months! amen. (via umalik)
*picture above is from Wazir Khan mosque, Lahore.
Caracal Kittens: The Caracal is distributed over Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan and India. Its chief habitat is dry steppes and semideserts, but it also inhabits woodlands, savannah, and scrub forest. They generally prefer open country, as long as there is sufficient cover, in the form of bushes and rocks, from which to ambush prey.
Its life expectancy in the wild is 12 years, and 17 years in captivity. The Caracal may survive without drinking for a long period — the water demand is satisfied with the body fluids of its prey. Since it is also surprisingly easy to tame, it has been used as a hunting cat in Iran and India. (via brooklyndreaming)