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  • Sunday, July 8, 2012

    Latest on G-1,

    Nanga Parbat, G-2 and Broad Peak: Cathy O’Dowd on top of Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat

  • Famous South African climber Cathy O’ Dowd has now reached the Mazeno Ridge on the Nanga Parbat and tweeted her current position via the Sat phone. She said, "We're on the Mazeno ridge! Camped @ 6800m, hot clear morning now windy, misty. Pressing on for Mazeno peak tomorrow. Deep snow a chore."

  • Friday, July 13, 2012

    Nathiagali braces excellent

    tourist turnout as hotels register “full occupancy” ahead of the Ramadan

  • Nathiagali and the adjacent hill resorts are one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the country and the tourists are flocking the hill station as the approaching Holy month of Ramadan will be inadvertently cutting the season short.

  • Friday, July 13, 2012

    Ayubia chairlift resumes

    operation as the inquiry report is still awaited of a near-fatal accident

  • After a near-fatal accident where a woman and her son almost lost their lives, the Galiyat Development Authority (GDA) has allowed the Ayubia Chairlift authority to resume operations, although the case is still in pending and the verdict is still to be determined regarding the person responsible of the accident.

  • Saturday, July 14, 2012

    Cathy O’Dowd

    succumbs to the notorious Nanga Parbat: Abandons expedition while the rest still on trail

  • Confused, disgruntled and weary, Cathy O’ Dowd decided to abandon the expedition on the Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat and is now descending from a height of 7,950m, a few hundred meters short of the peak.

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2012

    The China Pakistan

    Friendship Expedition scales 7,027m Spantik Peak

  • Alpine Club of Pakistan announced today, the successful assent of the 7,027m Spantik Peak, jointly undertaken by the Pakistani and Chinese climbers.

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2012

    Nanga Parbat wins

    yet again: Romanian Zsolt Torok abandons summit bid after consecutive failures

  • The “Killer Mountain” has now pulled in a hat-trick as Romanian Zsolt Torok who was attempting to scale the mountain from the Daimir side, has now abandoned the mission, marking third unsuccessful expedition on Nanga Parbat in eight months.

  • Friday, July 20, 2012

    Louis Rosseau vows

    never to attempt Gasherbrum-1 again after being swept away by avalanche: Expedition is over

  • Gasherbrum-1, the 11th highest mountain in the world is fast becoming a notorious one too after denying summit to consecutive hard climbers in a span of eight months. Canadian Louis Rosseau, who was attempting to summit the 8,080m peak last week and was hoping to locate the missing winter expedition on the mountain, has now decided to give up after being swept away by a huge avalanche.

  • Friday, July 20, 2012

    Pakistani mountaineers salvage

    the British team, Rick Allen and Sandy Allen after their successful Nanga Parbat summit via Mazeno Ridge

  • Everest Summiteer Cathy O’Dowd may not have made it all the way to the summit of the mighty Nanga Parbat, but surely paved the way for her teammates Rick and Sandy Allen who have now reportedly scaled the 8,125m summit via the Mazeno Ridge for the first time.

  • Friday, July 20, 2012

    Four mountaineers cum

    snow-boarders to lay siege of the stunning Laila Peak in an attempt to snow-board the mountain

  • World’s most beautiful mountain, arguably though, Laila Peak is back in the business again, but this time around-for all the wrong reasons. A group of four snowboarders and sky skiers are now attempting to ski the 6096m mountain, which, if successful, will be an unprecedented feat undertaken on Laila Peak.

  • Monday, July 23, 2012

    Iranians summit the

    Nameless Tower of the Trango group, gate-crashing into the elite nations of hard climbing

  • Iranian Big Wall Climbers pulled in a meteoric effort to scale one of the Granite Spires of the Trango Towers, also known as the Nameless Tower, thus becoming a handful of climbers and mountaineers in the Karakorum this year to summit a peak.

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2012

    Ancient Buddhist site

    “Sadhu Ka Bagh” under serious threat from Land Mafia in Islamabad

  • Islamabad since its inception in the early 60’s has long been known as the favourite hunting ground of the land mafia in the country. Some of the elite sectors of the capital city are comfortably some of the most expensive pieces if land in the country.

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2012

    Following the Gigantic

    footsteps of Baluchitherium: Baluchistan’s largest mammal from antiquity

  • One of the biggest provinces of the country in terms of area which also remains one of the least populated, Baluchistan has long been known to be the home of rare and precious minerals.