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SKI-MOUNTAINEERING THE ALPINE HEART OF PAKISTAN

travel diary from the Karakoram

Written by Secret Compass

Home to the most northerly of the world’s 8000m+ mountains, the Karakorum range stands high above the borderlands of Pakistan, India and China forming the complex mountain system which includes the Pamirs, Hindu Kush and the Himalayas. About 500km in length, outside of the polar regions, the Karakorum is the most heavily glaciated region of the world. It’s an imposing, harsh and dangerous landscape.

Zabardast is a high altitude travel diary from a five week freeride expedition deep in the heart of the Karakoram range. Self-supported, the team would pull sleds filled with their food, tents and warm kit in a 150km circuit as they located and climbed and skied what they deemed as one of the world’s most beautiful peaks on the planet.

 

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