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  • New Zealand glacier body identified after 42 years

    WELLINGTON: A New Zealand hiker’s body that lay frozen in a glacier for more than four decades has been formally identified, police said on Thursday...

    David Erik Moen, 19, was caught in an avalanche in September 1973 on the South Island’s remote Tasman glacier, they said, after searchers at the time failed to locate his body...

  • Siachen Glacier moves but troops to stay

    NEW DELHI: The snout of the Siachen Glacier has moved a kilometre from the Indian base camp since 2005 due to climate change, but Delhi’s troops will stay in the inhospitable terrain where an avalanche killed 10 soldiers last week, reports here said on Monday...

    The Hindu quoted a small signboard at the Siachen Base Camp that read: “Snout of the glacier was here on 10 April 2005...

  • Climbers’ bodies emerge from Himalayan glacier after 16 years

    KATHMANDU: The bodies of top mountaineer Alex Lowe and his cameraman have been found in a Himalayan glacier, 16 years after they were buried by an avalanche on one of the world’s highest mountains...

    Two climbers last week came across the men’s remains “still encased in blue ice but beginning to emerge from the glacier”, a foundation set up in Lowe’s memory said in a statement...

  • Scientists worried by depleting water resources, glacier melting

    Dr Ghulam Rasul, director-general of the Pakistan Metrological Department, told participants that the situation with regard to dwindling water resources and climatic trends was frightening, so appropriate measures should be taken to preserve the country’s cryospheric assets for the benefit of the humanity...

    The PMD chief said rainfall sped up the melting process due to warm water impact on glacier ice...

  • Three women buried under glacier in Naran

    ISLAMABAD: Three women tourists died on Sunday after part of a glacier fell on them while they were posing for a photograph on their way to Saiful Muluk Lake, near the Naran city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    The tourists were reportedly taking pictures under the glacier when it fell on them, which resulted in their deaths...

  • Glacier clean-up

    A SMALL group of young volunteers decided on their own to make a trek up the Baltoro glacier to Concordia — described by many mountaineering guidebooks as the most stunning mountain destination in the world — for an unusual purpose...

    In any event, their effort draws attention to an important problem: Pakistan’s glaciers are some of the most spectacular in the world, and attract a very large number of trekkers every year...

  • Kaghan glacier break-off: One miner dead, nine others injured

    PESHAWAR: One miner died after a glacier break-off in Kaghan Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Mansehra district buried at least ten miners on Sunday, District Police Officer (DPO) Mansehra Najeebur Rehman said...

    Station House Officer Kaghan Valley police station Gulnawaz Khan said the miners had been working underneath the glacier at the time of the break-off...

  • Glacier warnings

    Also read: Glaciers melt to lowest level on record: studyA few GLOF events have hit Pakistan’s mountainous north in the recent past, but the flooding in Chitral saw GLOFs on an unprecedented scale...

    It is, therefore, heartening to see the Pakistan Meteorological Department inaugurating a programme to develop an early warning system for communities at risk; the PMD’s estimate that 36 glacial lakes in Pakistan present a GLOF threat is...

  • Glacier melt creates artificial lake in Gilgit

    GILGIT: A small glacier melt has swollen Barsuwat Nullah in the Ishkoman valley of Ghizer district, Gilgit-Baltistan, creating an artificial lake and blocking the flow of the Immit River...

    The Ishkoman valley is situated near the Pakistan- Afghanistan border area...

  • Thousands marooned after glacier melt flooding in GB

    GILGIT: With large swathes of cultivated and other land coming under water, floodwaters and landslides blocking several vital roads and thousands of people getting marooned, flooding caused by rapid melting of glaciers has wreaked havoc across Gilgit-Baltistan...

    Two people were killed when a family was hit by floodwaters, sources said on Thursday
  • Russian climber stuck on Biafo Glacier saved by Pak Army in daring rescue

    In a daring rescue attempt early on Tuesday, Pakistan Army aviation pilots rescued Russian climber Alexander Gukov who was stuck 20,650 feet above sea level on Biafo Glacier's Latok Peak, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said...

    "The unprecedented rescue mission was undertaken by Pakistan Army aviation helicopters under extreme weather conditions, making it the first ever rescue from such a height in Pakistan," the ISPR added......

  • Project launched to deal with risk of glacier lake outburst

    ISLAMABAD: The Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Friday launched a five-year project aimed at averting the risk of glacier lake outburst floods that can cause havoc in northern parts of Pakistan...

    The agreement for launching the project under the second phase of the Glacier Lake Outburst Flood Risk Reduction in Northern Pakistan Project (GLOF-II) was signed by the acting UNDP...

  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

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