I promised some time ago to write about interesting non-political stuff in Pakistan. This is the first post in that series. I hope that I can continue this series for some time.
We’ll start with the mountains. The northern part of Pakistan is mountainous and there are three main mountain ranges there: Himalayas, Karakoram and Hindu Kush. Pakistan has the world’s second tallest peak K-2 (some pictures here). Pakistan has 6 out of 22 peaks worldwide that are over 8000m. A total of 37 of the top 100 peaks are in Pakistan. In fact, Pakistan has 410 peaks taller than Mt McKinley (6193m).
Here are some more links to photographs:
- Adventure Photographs’ Karakoram pictures
- Mountain Light Photography
- Evert’s Photo Gallery (Also take a look at a slideshow of an avalanche in the Karakoram).
- Pakistan Trek 97
- Backpackistan: The Awesome Northern Region
Next up: I have no idea! If you have any ideas or want to read about something particular, please let me know.