The venture was initiated by the joint collaboration of EvK2Cnr and the Karakorum International University and was held from October the 8th to 18th. The course was designed by the Alpine Club of Pakistan ACP and was funded and executed under the auspices of SEED (Social, Economic and Environmental Development Program) by the Italian Government.
Rescue, evaluation and communication of emergency were also essential parts of the training program.
The closing ceremony was presided by the Minister of Development of the region of Gilgit-Baltistan Raja Azam Khan, Akbar Tawan, head of the Pakistan Muslim League, alpinist and Amjad Ali Hassan Sadpara , representing the Karakorum International University. The guests lauded the contribution EvK2Cnr has made to the local community, empowering the people and uplifting the living standards in the region for over a span of 20 years.
The 11 mountaineers and High Altitude Rescue personals who attended the training includedRozi Ali, Ghulam Nabi, Hassan Ali Rustam and Mahamad for EvK2Cnr, Aziz Khan Khan Shambi for Samshal Mountain Guides, Shaber Ghulam Raza Bagrote, student of the FAC, Muhammad Ahmed Khan for Balti yul mountain school. Then again Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Hussain, Ghulam Abbas Mohmmad for Emergency Rescue Service (1122) to Skardu, Ibrahim Khalil Ahmed for KCP, Kazim Ali Shar Sadpara for the ACP and Muhammad Shafi, Muhammad Shafa for Sumayar.
The collaboration has worked well over the past few years, collecting a colossal 40 tons of waste in all this time.
Also read: http://www.pakistan-explorer.com/3/post/2012/10/keep-baltoro-clean-expedition-collects-eight-tons-of-waste-from-karakorum-with-the-help-from-italian-high-commission.html