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German mountaineer, teacher pens book about ‘uncelebrated High Altitude Porters’ of Shimshal

Monitoring Desk

Islamabad: German adventure enthusiast and mountaineer, Christiane Fladt launched her new book today here in the federal capital.

Published by the Oxford University Press, the book titled “And Death Walks With Them – Above Eight Thousand Metres with Pakistani Porters from Shimshal”, is an attempt to ‘throw light on the uncelebrated lives of some of Pakistan’s High Altitude Porters (HAPs)’.

High altitude porters form the Shimshal Valley of Hunza are subjects of the book, in which the author attempts ‘to delve into their lives by digging out adventure and drama in their stories’, according to information posted on the Oxford University Press’s website.

The OUP website describes Christiane Fladt as a mountaineer, teacher, and an adventure enthusiast. She teaches English and Latin languages in Germany. She first came to Pakistan on a mountaineering expedition in 2002 as a tourist. Fladt has authored two books.

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