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Stranded snow leopard rescued in Naltar

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GILGIT: Five men trekked four several hours through heavy snow in Gilgit-Baltistan’s (G-B) Naltar valley to rescue a captive snow leopard, officials and rescuers said on Saturday. The leopard, who has been in the custody of wildlife conservationists ever since it was a cub who had gotten separated from its mother nearly three years ago, had recently been shifted from Dhee ...

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Landslides suspend traffic on KKH

Landslide on KKH hits cars

Traffic on the Karakoram Highway (KKH) between Gilgit and Rawalpindi has been suspended as a result of landslides at multiple locations. The landslides were caused by torrential rains over the last 48 hours. According to the Frontier Works Organization, heavy landslides have blocked the road at Lal Pari near Gilgit, Kiyal , Dasu and Barsin in Pattan. Meanwhile, two cars have come ...

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Heavy snow disrupts life in G-B

Snowfall in Gojal Valley

GILGIT: Life in the many areas of GB came to a standstill following heavy snowfall in the region.  In Gilgit, a weather alert has been issued forecasting heavy rain and snowfall. The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) region is facing the brunt of climate change and is considered to be one of the worst affected regions in the country owing to fluctuating changes in the ...

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PYO successfully completes ‘National Women Winter Expedition’

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Press Release Pakistan Youth Outreach (PYO), in collaboration with Karakorum Expeditions, proudly initiated national women winter expedition to an unnamed, unclimbed peak, for the first time in Pakistan’s mountaineering history. The National Women Winter Expedition was lead by the renowned and only female Mountaineer of Pakistan to summit Mt. Everest, Ms. Samina Baig. The expedition was initially planned to 6050m ...

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Saving glaciers: Winter expedition team from Shimshal reaches Skardu via Braldu Pass

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SKARDU: A group of 10 mountaineers and researcher from Shimshal who embarked on a mission to save the glaciers from depleting have successfully made it to Skardu through the Braldu Pass. It took us 13 days to complete the mission, announced a representative of the winter expedition team. The group of 10 member professional mountaineers and researchers crossed six longest glaciers of ...

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Gojal: 6th Basic mountaineering, 2nd Naitonal Ice climbing championship concludes in Shimshal

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SHIMSHAL: A weeklong basic mountaineering camp organized by Pakistan Youth Outreach in collaboration with Karakorum Expedition, came to its end. This year marked successful conclusion of 6th Basic Mountaineering and 2nd National Ice Climbing championship at Malangudi Glacier Shimshal. For the past six years, Pakistan Youth Outreach has been organizing outdoor sports related events for youth. The outdoor mountaineering training ...

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Mountaineering for a cause: Local mountaineers resolve to save glaciers

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Press Release A group of 10 mountaineers and researcher from Shimshal embarked on a mission to save the glaciers from depleting. This was announced during a meeting with media in National Press Club Islamabad. Pakistan is home to worlds largest ice glaciers out of the polar region. Spread over an area of 16933 square kilometer, there are over 5000 glaciers ...

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Moving south for the winter: The rich move out as the poor freeze in Gilgit-Baltistan

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The wagon door slams into place. The last of the bags have been loaded onto the car and businessman Safdar Khan’s family is ready for the long journey south, out of Gilgit. But they are not heading out for a vacation. Despite the fact that it is 2016, people living in the mountainous region of Gilgit-Baltistan still ...

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On the verge of extinction: Warmer temperatures threaten snow leopards

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: As climate change pushes average temperatures up, snow leopards in the northern areas are facing an existential crisis – there are far fewer places left for them to live. Coupled with fast spreading human population, the cats are under dual treat from the environment and human beings. “The cat is precious and its survival is in the ...

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Representatives of mountainous cities come together to tackle rising air pollution

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Press Release Policy makers, experts, and practitioners from Asia and Latin America met to discuss the challenges and available tools for managing air quality in mountainous cities at a session held on the side lines of the 17th IUAPPA World Clean Air Congress and 9th CAA Better Air Quality Conference in Busan, Korea. The conference is taking place from 29 August to 2 September 2016. ...

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