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Noted scholar and author Professor Usman Ali Khan has passed away

Noted scholar and author Professor Usman Ali Khan has passed away

Islamabad/Gilgit: Gilgit-Baltistan’s prominent scholar and author, Professor Usman Ali Khan, has passed away at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Rawalpindi. He was 83 years old. Professor Usman wrote some of the most important books on the history and society of Gilgit-Baltistan. Some of his books are: Karakuram Kay Qabail (The Tribes...

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New publication about glaciers in the HKH, Karakuram, Pamir and Tien Shan mountain ranges

Referred by Dr. John Mock Abstract Data and information on the glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region are sparse and often contradictory. They lack consistency, multi-temporal recording, field-validation, and peer review, and there is a particular lack of data for the higher elevation glaciers. This Technical Paper was originally prepared...

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First Pakistani double-header women winter expedition 2010-2011 to Mangligh Sar (6050m) and Valyoo Sar(6030m) peak

A female student of the Shimshal Mountaineering School. File Photo By Majeed Karim The Shimshal Mountaineering School is organizing a double-header women winter expedition, which will be the first Pakistani Double-Header women winter expedition to Mangligh sar and Valyoo Sar. The team comprises of seven women, including Dur Begum, Farzana Faisal, Takat Bika, Shakeela...

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Karakuram Kindness

by Cheryl Carruth Once in 1992, when Erik and I went hiking in Gojal in the north of Pakistan, we underestimated the size of the Karakorum mountains and found ourselves dangerously dehydrated and suffering from sunburn. Our lips cracked and our minds played tricks. We looked for help...

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