Archives

  • Friday, March 2, 2012

    Gerfried Goschl and

    the International team vows to take down Gasherbrum-1 next week for the first winter ascent

  • Both teams are recuperating from the horrendous summit push that left them exhausted and stricken and are now bracing themselves for another daring attempt on the 8,080m Gasherbrum-1 for the first winter ascent.

  • Monday, March 5, 2012

    The Oldest inhabited

    city of South Asia: Excavations underway at the historic Gor Khattri in Peshawar

  • Archaeologists are resuming excavation at historic Gor Khatri monument to discover the exact archaeological profile of ancient Peshawar, presently enjoying the distinction of oldest living city in South Asia.

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2012

    Mohenjo-Daro: Mound of

    the dead

  • Mohenjo-Daro was a city located in the south of Modern Pakistan in the Sind Province, on the right bank of the Indus River. It was built between four and five thousand years ago, and lasted until 3,700 BP. It was part of the Harrapan Civilization, and the city had at least 35,000 residents.

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012

    Disbanded Khyber Steam

    Safari: An insight into the once glorious past of the Khyber Agency

  • Initiated in the yester years of thriving tourism culture in the country especially in the then North West Frontier Province, Khyber Train Safari remained the centre of attraction of major chunk of the tourists who thronged the country in the 80’s.

  • Saturday, March 10, 2012

    Poles record a

    major breakthrough as they emerge the first conquerors of Gasherbrum-1 in winters

  • Perseverance has finally paid off. Poles have clinched yet another winter summit, battling the gruesome Karakorum and have emerged the conquerors of the latest 8000er, Gasherbrum-1 in Pakistan.

  • Monday, March 12, 2012

    Gerfried, Hussain, Hahlen

    still missing on Gasherbrum-1 after 36 hours as the Search and Rescue Operations continue

  • It has been more than 36 hours and there has been no sign of the International Team members Gerfried Goschl, Nisar Hussain and Cedric Hahlen who set out to summit the Gasherbrum-1 some three days ago. Search and Rescue (SAR) operations are now reinforced by the Pakistan Millitary Choppers accompanied by three renowned Pakistani climbers, Hassan Sadpara (Mount Everest Summiteer), Ali Raza Sadpara and Nazir Sadpara who will aid the other rescue climbers.

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2012

    Climbers still missing

    on G-1 as the rescue teams hope for a miracle after a lapse of 90 hours

  • Hopes are fading with each passing hour as Search and Rescue Operations have not kicked in as yet because of the prevailing bad weather. It is now more than 90 hours that the climbers Gerfried Goschl, Nisar Hussain and Cedric Hahlen have gone missing on the 8,068meters Gahserbrum-1 and they have made no contact to either the Base Camp or their respective homes.

  • Wednesday, March 14, 2012

    Pakistani climbers join

    rescue efforts to recover the missing mountaineers on Gasherbrum-1

  • Throngs of Pakistani climbers have joined in the efforts to reinforce the Search and Rescue (SAR) operations on the Gasherbrum-1 in an attempt to rescue the three missing climbers of the International team.

  • Thursday, March 15, 2012

    Gasherbrum 1 -

    search and rescue operation called off - no tracks of climbers.

  • Pakistan Explorer regret to inform the whole climber community that the SAR (search and rescue operation) has been called off and Gerfried Goeschl’s brother Wolfgang Goeschl was also in agreement to this, as after extensive SAR efforts, no track of Gerfried Goeschl, Cedric Hahlen, and Nissar (Hussain) Sadpara were found. The choppers made a search flight and reached up to a height of 7000m in an effort to search the plateau between 7000m and 7400m, which was climbed by the International Team (reported by Artur Hajzer).

  • Friday, March 16, 2012

    Goodbye Gerfried Goschl,

    Cedric Hahlen and Nisar Hussain

  • They wrestled against the vows of nature, well-aware of the risks involved. These warriors must have a deep satisfying smiles on their faces when they must have realised that time has finally come, waiting somewhere in makeshift bivouac, hoping that a rescue team might show up any moment.

  • Thursday, March 22, 2012

    Thai Princess

    lands in Taxila, hails the high quality restoration work at ancient Buddhist sites

  • A high-powered delegation of Thailand, led by none other than the distinguished Royal Thai Princess Maha Chakkri Sirinthon herself, visited the ancient Buddhist remains at Taxila, Sirkap and Julian on Tuesday, March 20 to witness the grandeur and archaeological remains of the once thriving Buddhist civilization in this part of the region.

  • Monday, March 26, 2012

    Rehman Dheri- An

    Archaeological Makah waiting to be uncovered

  • Rehman Dheri is a pre-Harappan archaeological site, dated about 4000 BC situated 22 kilometers north of Dera Ismail Khan in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. The site is considered to be one of the oldest urbanized centers found to date in South Asia.

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2012

    Kalashas in Chitral

    Valley having the weirdest names in the world

  • If anyone in Pakistan thinks “Sharbat Khan” and “Mohabbat Khan” are weird names to say the least, they should take a detour of the scenic Chitral valley and ask for the names of the Kalasha people living there.