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    British-American climber hopes to conquer K2

    ISLAMABAD (Awesome Pakistan): Mountaineer Vanessa O’Brien and her team have returned to Pakistan to make a third bid at scaling K2 – the world’s second highest mountain – and make her the first British-American to scale the ‘savage mountain’.

    She would also be the first foreigner to carry Pakistan’s flag to the top of K2, should she manage to reach the summit.

    O’Brien has made two unsuccessful attempts to scale the mountain in successive years but hopes it would not turn into three out of three.


    Artists from GB represent Pakistan at cultural exhibition held in Muscat

    Muscat (PR): An international culture exhibition “different cultures one language” was held in Muscat, Oman.  Artist from Gilgit Baltistan represented Pakistan in the event and won the best stall award. Renowned needle and thread artist and artisan Zaib R Mir displayed the cultural heritage of Gilgit Baltistan during the exhibition.

    Talented dance artist Hashmat ullah  Baig from Gilgit Baltistan performed traditional dance and amused the audience. Several countries participated in the exhibition and displayed their cultures and traditions. People from different countries appreciated and showed deep interest in culture and traditions of Pakistan specially Gilgit Baltistan.


    Two foreign mountaineers missing on Nanga Parbat feared dea

    ISLAMABAD (Awesome Pakistan): Authorities believe that two mountaineers, a Spaniard and an Argentinian, missing for over a week in Pakistan’s northern Himalayan mountains perished in an avalanche, officials said on Sunday.

    Alberto Zerain Berasategi from Spain and Mariano Galvan from Argentina were last heard from on 23 June while at the 6,100 meter base of Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth-highest mountain, said Karrar Haidri, spokesperson for the Alpine Club of Pakistan.


    Tracks to nowhere: a desperate search for missing climbers on Nanga Parbat

    ISLAMABAD (AwesomePakistan):Search team leader Alex Gavan wept uncontrollably after a helicopter dropped him at a Himalayan base camp on June 28, certain an avalanche had killed the two men he was searching for as they tried to conquer Nanga Parbat, “Killer Mountain”.

    Gavan, a Romanian climber, had abandoned his own efforts to scale the world’s ninth-tallest mountain a week earlier to lead the search for Alberto Zerain from Spain and Mariano Galvan from Argentina. Detailing the desperate search for Zerain and Galvan for the first time toReuters, Gavan said he had even spoken to them over a satellite


    G-B asks tourists to check weather before heading north

    ISLAMABAD (AwesomePakistan.net): Gilgit-Baltistan Tourism Development (GBTD) has issued special instructions for tourists coming to the territory.

    Owing to persistent rains and the resultant flashfloods, landslides and roadblocks, the tourists have been asked to confirm the road situation before heading out lest their dream vacation becomes a nightmare.


    Two alpinists go missing on Nanga Parbat

    ISLAMABAD (Awesome Pakistan): Two alpinists, a Spaniard and an Argentinian, have gone missing while attempting to summit a peak in northern Pakistan nicknamed “Killer Mountain”, mountaineering experts said on Tuesday.

    “Alberto Zerain, a Spanish alpinist, and Mariano Galvan, an Argentinian national, went missing while trying to climb Nanga Parbat,” the world’s ninth highest mountain, Alpine Club of Pakistan spokesman Karrar Haidri told AFP.


    G-B urges tourists not to litter

    GILGIT (Awesome): In a bid to tackle hazardous solid waste generated by hospitals in the tourist-seeking, scenic, mountainous region, the Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman on Thursday directed officials quickly dispose of such waste through incinerators and set up waste management system at all hospitals in the region.

    The chief minister said that initially, incinerators had been set up in seven districts of the region, however, these facilities would be opened up to hospitals in


    Tourist says she was “seriously harassed” by Lahori boys at Khunjerab Pass

    Gilgit: A female tourist has posted on Facebook and Twitter that she was seriously harassed by a group of boys while she was visiting the Khunjerab National Park along with a group of tourists, including her husband.Gilgit: A female tourist has posted on Facebook and Twitter that she was seriously harassed by a group of boys while she was visiting the Khunjerab National Park along with a group of tourists, including her husband.

    She has posted that the boys were from Lahore.

    I want to share something that happened to me recently, and upset me greatly.


    Naran bound car plunges in a ravine, three passengers dead

    Chilas: Police sources have said that a car moving from Babusar to Naran has plunged in a ravine, killing three passengers. Search and rescue efforts are hindered by rain and darkness, said police officials.


    The deceased are reportedly from the Khyber Agency.


    Baltistan Wildlife Conservation & Development Organization among 15 winners of Equator Prize 2017

    Skardu: “Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Development Organization (BWCDO)” has been chosen as one of the 15 winners of the UNDP and Equator Prize 2017. This is the first time that the UNDP, Equator Prize has been awarded any organization from Pakistan which is Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Development Organization (BWCDO). A total of 806 nominations from 120 countries, three-stage peer-review process, Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Development Organization was selected as one of the winners as an outstanding example of nature-based local solutions to sustainable development.


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