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6-member Pakistani team attempting to scale 7478m high Passu Sar (Passu Peak)

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Islamabad, June 5: A 6-member Pakistani mountaineering team, including a woman, left on a 17 days expedition to scale 7478m high Passu Peak. Karim Hayat, the team leader, along with Wajahat Malik, Sher Bano, Ahsan Haider, Alyas Khan, Nasir Khan started the expedition on Monday June 5 from Borith.

The expedition has been organized by Hunza Mountaineering Foundation and Mountain Experts Pakistan with the support of Austrian Alpine Club and Dynamic Energy Drink.

Talking to Pamir Times Karim Hayat, the team leader said that the expedition has been designed to promote domestic adventure tourism in a time when Gilgit-Baltistan is faced with deterioration of law and order situation. He stressed that the government should facilitate youth in the field of mountaineering.

Passu Peak, known as Pasu Sar in Wakhi, is the 54th highest mountain in the world and locates in the Batura Muztagh, a sub-range of the Karakoram mountain range.

3 thoughts on “6-member Pakistani team attempting to scale 7478m high Passu Sar (Passu Peak)

  1. A remarkable start to introduce mountaineering to the local youth and hopefully a good sign to increase international tourism again.

  2. This is a key step in creating the interests of local community towards exploration of their region and its magnificent topography. Best of luck for the nature hunters. Feel and Enjoy the sublime beauty.

  3. this is indeed another good step to promote domestic adventure! all the good luck for the team!
    note: the height of Passu peak is not 7478, it is 7284m! and like wise it is international ranking among mountains!
    thank you

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