Full Moon There is glum in the wind and sadness among the rocks.  After the fast transportation of Russian mountaineers out of K2 base camp, climbing on  the other peaks remains limited by high winds. Instead, fabulous imagery from Karakoram takes center stage. K2 Finally, yesterday Pakistani Army aviation managed to make their way to K2 Base Camp. […]

One of the second biggest fresh water resources of Sindh, the Haleji Lake, is fast turning into a pool of stagnant saline water, severely threatening the ecology of the region and the whole province. A vibrant bird sanctuary just a decade ago, has succumbed to the massive negligence on part of successive governments and what once was a major

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The deadly K-2 has struck yet again, claiming another victim, Vitaly Gorelik of the Russian K-2 Winter Expedition and the attempt has been called off altogether. Known for their resilience and immense mental strenght, the gigantic Russian team better known as the “Ice Warriors” have been forced to abandon the attempt to tame the mighty K-2

K-2 stays virgin in winters as Russian Ice Warriors abandon mission after Vitaly Gorelik’s deathRead More »

K2 seen from Gondogoro La Pass

The word Karakorum is a Turkish word which stands for “black rubble”. K-2 traces back its creation in the last of the Orogenic Movements (mountain building movement) some 300 million years ago. The Karakorum Range is believed to have buckled up and overthurst on the face of Earth when the  free-floating Indian plate collided against the pre-existing

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K2 Russian Winter Expedition 2011-12

Russian National Team Expedition for K-2 First Winter Ascent, have now successfully reached 7,200m amid fierce weather and wind speeds soaring to Hurricane levels. The team will now be pitched in the most difficult climbing area better known as the ” Death Valley” on K-2. They have already gone past the Black Pyramid and will

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Denis Urubko

Denis Urubko at Nanga Parbat The GII summiteers were a dream team, and now they are back for more. With four winter firsts, only late Polish legend Kukuczka is ahead of Italian Simone Moro. Russian-born Denis Urubko is probably the greatest active mountaineer today. Legendary weather-guru Karl Gabl is back at the weather maps. So how is it going

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While the Russians will be attempting the first successful ascent of the Savage K-2, another team of highly ambitious and renowned climbers will be locked in a fierce battle to summit Gasherbrum 1, the 11th highest mountain in the world. This will also be the first successful attempt of the dreaded peak in case the team is able to reach the

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