Sunday, May 21, 2006


Already seven passed by since the earthquake in Pakistan on October 8, 2005. More than 73,000 people perished. More than a million got injured.

But the situation in the Northern Areas was no reason for numerous daring mountaineers from all over the world to change their plans.

71 teams and a total of 614 climbers have ambitions to reach new heights in this part of the Himalaya in Pakistan. The Northern Region is home to five of the world’s highest mountains that are above 8,000 meters high (out of a total of 14).

Zulfigar Ghuman’s article “Mountaineering continues, come hell or high water” provides insight into a possible future of this part of Pakistan, known for its extraordinary beauty. (Update April 1, 2016: the publisher removed above-mentioned article, consequently, we removed the dead link).