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Pakistan: A paradise for mountaineers

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  1. ghazi52

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    Geographically, Pakistan is a climbers paradise. It rivals Nepal for the number of peaks over 7,000 meters and is home to the world's second tallest mountain, K2, as well as four of the world's 14 summits higher than 8,000 meters. While other parts of Pakistan and northern India were flooded last month, Concordia in the Karakoram mountain range was covered with a seasonally unusual amount of snow. In more peaceful times, northern Pakistan's unspoilt beauty was a major tourist draw but the potentially lucrative industry has been blighted by years of violence. The number of expeditions has dwindled, wrecking communities dependant on climbing for income and starving Pakistan's suffering economy of much-needed dollars.

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    The world's second largest mountain, the 8,611 meter high K2 (seen in the distance), and the 8,051 meter high Broad Peak (R), are illuminated by the moon at Concordia, the confluence of the Baltoro and Godwin-Austen glaciers, in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. -Reuters Photo
    [​IMG]Trekkers and porters hike down the Baltoro glacier in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. -Reuters Photo
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  2. Jaanbaz

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    It all depends on security. If we can get rid of terrorism, tourists, investors and sports teams will request to visit themselves.
     
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    There is lot beautiful place in the world