Delivered lectures at Oxford, Royal Geographical Society London, Glasgow and Napier University
Islamabad– Legendary Mountaineer Nazir Sabir has said that the ‘Lady Lord Mayor of Bradford’ has accepted his invitation to visit the Gilgit – Baltistan region next year along with a delegation. “I requested the Lady Lord to personally visit GB, to which she kindly agreed”, Sabir, who recently returned from a 40-day tour of England, told Pamir Times.
During his recently concluded England tour, Nazir Sabir attended World Tourism Market London, the world’s second largest tourism exposition.
Nazir also delivered lectures at the Kendal Int’l Mountain Film Festival and Pakistan High Commission London, as well as different
universities, including Oxford, Glasgow and Napier, along with other colleges and Schools. He also addressed the Pakistani community at Bradford.
On Nov 26 Nazir was invited to the annual dinner of the Alpine Club (UK) of which he is an honorary member since 1999.
Nazir invited the Mayor of Bradford to visit GB during a reception hosted in his honour by the Lady Lord on Nov 28. “The visit will pave ways for improving tourism in the region”, Nazir said.
“My trip to England culminated amazingly, with an opportunity to meet Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth at a reception hosted by Her Majesty for selected explorers, mountaineers and adventurers on Dec 08, 2011”, Nazir Sabir told Pamir Times.
It is pertinent to note that the reception was given in recognition of achievements in research and adventure by The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace to mark the century of Captain Robert Scott’s final expedition to the South Pole.
Nazir Sabir, winner of the Pride of Performance for being the first Pakistani to climb Mount Everest, also delivered four lectures at the “First on K2 Seminar”, an event that honoured climbers and explorers who had any “significant achievement or failure with respect to K2, Choghori or Mount Godwen Austin.
The ‘First on K2’ seminar held at Royal Geographical Society London was organized by Doug Scott CBE, the renowned British Himalayan mountaineer. Nazir Sabir from Pakistan and other speakers, including Jim Wickwire (USA), Naoe Sakashita (JPN), Christophe Profit (FR), Sir Chris Bonington CBE, Doug Scott CBE, Jennifer Jordon (USA), Isobel Shaw, Professor Mike Searle, Jim Curran and Tony Streather OBE talked about the new routes these mountaineers took to climb the 8611 meter high K2.
Nazir Sabir also gave a talk on his K2 and Everest climbs and the mountain heritage in Pakistan at Pakistan High Commission, London on 23 November, 2011.
Speaking on the occasion said that the north of Pakistan is a paradise for the mountaineers of the world. He emphasized the need for special global attention to facilitate climbers around the world to benefit from the opportunities offered by the mountains of GB and Chitral.