by Mehboob Aziz
Islamabad: Four Afghans, belonging to Wakhan valley, are in France, preparing for the first Afghan ascent on Naushakh (7492 mtrs), the highest peak in Afghanistan.
Gurg Ali (from Baba Tangi), Amruddin (from Khunduth), Afiyat Khan and Malang Jon Darya (from Qozideh), Wakhan, are now attending their final training course in one of the top best mountaineering school in France.
These climbers have greatly benefited from the human development initiatives taken by the Aga Khan Development Network – Afghanistan for tourism development, through community mobilization, capacity development of the community and infrastructure development. More information about the planned ascent can be obtained from http://www.noshaq.com/