While the poles were retreating wounded and stricken on the north, International Team led by Gerfried Goschl were also locked up in a withdrawal from the Gasherbrum-1 summit push on the new route on the south.  Both teams started off their first summit push of the 8.080m peak in the deadly Karakorum after receiving a green signal from Karl Gable. […]

They may have won the battle but the war is still The Polish team is back in the Base Camp after a failed attempt on the Gasherbrum-1 (Hidden Peak) on February 27th. Artur, Adam, Janusz and Shaheen left the Base Camp on February 25, after receiving encouraging reports from Karl Gable in Austria and although the winds

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The Swat Valley in the north western part of the country, swung back in action in the dead of winters, when the Frontier Four-wheel Club arranged a rare jeep rally, treading the thick of the snow with their gruesome drives. The valley has been lurking in obscurity for a considerable time, owing to the Taliban movement some two years

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The International team also called as the ABC team, led by Gerfried Goschl left the Base Camp early in the morning on Sunday, 26th and have reached Camp-1, 6200m. The six member team comprising of Goschl, Alex Txikon, Darek  Zaluski, Nisar Hussain, Cedric Hahlen, and Carlos Suarez are trudging along the South Face of the

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The Poles have left for Camp-1 at 6400m on the Gasherbrum-1 for the final summit push of the 8,080m peak. The team comprising Adam, Artur, Janusz and Shaheen left the Base Camp early with the break of Dawn on Saturday, 25th and reached Camp-1 somewhere during the afternoon, safe and sound. Agna is alone in

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Artur crossing a crevasse With no fewer than five winter attempts on his belt, Artur Hjzer of the Polish Gasherbrum-1 winter expedition is one of the most experienced climbers pitching for the first winter ascent of the 8,080m peak in the bleak and hazardous Karakorum. The team has completed their acclimatisation drills and are now

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The day of the supreme glory is closing in as the two teams buckle up for the final summit push on Gasherbrum-1 on Sunday, February 26.  The sturdy Poles and the International team led by Gerfried Goschl have been wrestling inclement weather for the past almost two months and have now announced that they are

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With just a short time span of one long weekend both K2 and Nanga Parbat teams abandoned their summit.   Messages are only flowing in from only peak left in the game.  The Polish Team on the normal route are ready for a push; while as per the International Team one  more round will be required. GI

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Simone Moro and Denis Urubko, who decided to carry on with the gigantic task of taming Nanga Parbat in the dead of winters, even after the sturdy Poles have left the brutally tough mountain, have now abandoned the mission in wake of the extended winters in the Himalayas and the adjacent Karakorums. Simone, Denis and Cory Richards (not Part

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Lot of credible work has been done in the conservation of dwindling Snow Leopard population, which mostly inhabits the difficult and rugged terrains of Khunjerab National Park and the Baltistan area, close to the Chinese border. Initiatives were taken to train the local guides and scouts, the insurance of the livestock of the local people, in the conservation of

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