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    Mountain Climbing Killed In Pakistan

  • Protect Japan’s Mt Fuji amid climbing boom

    The popularity of climbing Mt Fuji continues unabated...

    The summer mountain climbing season is in full swing, and long lines of climbers hoping to view the sunrise at the top of Mt Fuji snake towards the summit from before daybreak...

  • Locals to get NOC before climbing peaks in Hunza

    Mirza Ali, who along with his sister Samina Baig, the first women mountaineer in Pakistan, are running a training programme to encourage women mountaineers, and promote tourism industry in Gilgit-Baltistan, told Dawn on Monday that it was for the first time that the locals were required to obtain NOC before undertaking the expeditions, which was unjustified...

    So far, he said only foreigners were required to obtain permit for climbing...

  • Afghan forces' casualties climbing in 2016, top US commander says

    KABUL: Afghan forces are suffering rising levels of battlefield casualties this year after unprecedented numbers of police and soldiers were killed and wounded in 2015, the top US commander in Afghanistan said...

    More than 5,000 forces in Afghanistan were killed in action and over 14,000 were wounded in 2015, when the Taliban staged a series of attacks that upended US assumptions about the ability of Afghan forces to secure the...

  • Risks in climbing Everest in focus as three die, two go missing

    ”Many had hoped this year’s climbing season would bring success and restore confidence in the route, after deadly disasters cancelled climbing the previous two years...

    But as hundreds of eager climbers, joined by local Sherpa guides and expedition experts, scrambled to take advantage of good weather to make it to the peak, reports of tragedy began trickling down the mountain...

  • Climbing season in full swing on the Karakorams

    ISLAMABAD: The Karakorams remained in focus over the last week as one climber was killed, others injured and some managing to make history...

    A second attempt to conquer the 13th highest mountain in the world is underway and the climbers are trying are trying to succeed by Friday,” said Alpine Club of Pakistan Executive Council Member Karrar Haidri...

  • K2 remains unconquered during 2016 summer climbing season

    ISLAMABAD: This summer’s climbing season came to a close with relatively few successful attempts, none of which took place on K2, the world’s second highest peak...

    According to the Alpine Club of Pakistan (ACP), over a hundred climbers attempted to ascend the 8,611 metre high peak, but a massive avalanche high up on the mountain blew away all the summit push gear, tents, ropes and food deposited by the climbers...

  • Climbing the public debt ladder

    Economists, such as former finance minister, Dr Hafiz Pasha, former special secretary on finance and DG Debt office, Dr Ashfaq Hasan Khan and PPP Senator, Salim Mandwiwala, projected Pakistan’s total debt to be in the vicinity of $110bn if liabilities related to the CPEC are properly booked in the debt accounting exercise...

  • Renowned mountain doctor killed in French avalanche

    LYON: A French emergency doctor and mountain guide whose high-altitude work earned him the nickname “Doctor Vertical” was killed on Monday in an avalanche in the Alps, rescuers said...

    A well-known figure in French mountaineering, Cauchy had written several books on mountain rescue and penned newspaper articles under the name “Doctor Vertical”...

  • Russian Army to hold first mountain drills with Pakistan this year

    MOSCOW: The Russian Army's Commander-in-Chief Oleg Salyukov on Friday announced that Russian ground forces will hold its first ever military exercises with Pakistan in the coming year, according to TASS news agency...

    Read: Russia to provide counter-terrorism training to Pakistan"The Peace Mission-2016, the joint drills of peace-keeping forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization code-named Indestructible Brotherhood, the...

  • Water of mountain stream ‘treats’ diseases

    MANSEHRA: The waters of a mountain stream in Mansehra are popular among local population for ‘treating’ diseases...

    Every day, the Koh-i-Bara,the dull mountain, draws large crowds of people wanting to fetch ‘Dara tonic’ as its waters are popularly known...

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