Monday, March 11, 2019

Nanga Parbat-Missing Mountaineers


It hurts to announce that the search is officially over for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard who went missing on Nanga Parbat on February 24. As informed by the Italian ambassador to Pakistan, Stefano Pontecorvo, those two reported silhouettes/objects spotted on the mountain are those of Daniele and Tom and it was not possible to reach them.
Our hearts and prayers go out to their family and friends and to everyone who loved them. We may find solace in words that they died doing what they loved but the fact remains that death is final whereas life is full of possibilities.
May your souls rest in eternal peace, Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard ❤️
#NangaParbat

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Ultar Sar-The Frozen Beast

Ultar sar peak 

   The frozen beast 
   (ULTAR SAR)
Ultar Sar is the southeasternmost major peak of the Batura Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram range. It lies about 10 km northeast of the Karimabad, a town on the Karakoram Highway in the Hunza Valley, part of the Gilgit District of Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan
The mighty peak's elevation is 7,388 meters and it was first ascended in july 11, 1996 by "Akito Yamazaki and "kiyoshi Matsuoka".

It was the independent un-ascended peak in Pakistan till 1990s.
This peak challenged many and stood responsible for many lives of the climbers.


"Tsuneo Hasegawa" was a japanese alphinist and his achievements include the winter solo ascent of the “Great North Faces of the Alps” or "North Face Trilogy" (Matterhorn in 1977, Eiger in 1978, Grandes Jorasses in 1979) and the world’s first winter solo ascent of the South Face of Aconcagua in 1981. died in an avalanche while ascending "ultar sar" in 1991.A school was built on his name in karimabad which is still a famous and well reputed school in Hunza. 
Tsuneo Hasegawa (1947-1991)



Tuesday, March 5, 2019

K-2

The Soul Conqueror-Baltit Fort

Hunza

7:10 AM

Monday, March 4, 2019

Lady Finger-The beauty that never fades



The Bublimotin, or Ladyfinger Peak is a distinctive rock spire in the Batura Muztagh, the westernmost sub range of the Karakorum range in Pakistan. It lies on the southwest ridge of the Ultar Sar massif, the most southeasterly of the major groups of the Batura Muztagh. The whole massif rises precipitously above the Hunza Valley to the southeast. Bublimotin, while having little prominence above the saddle with nearby Hunza Peak, is particularly notable for being a sharp, relatively snow less rock spire among snow peaks. This, combined with its height above the valley, makes it quite eye-catching, hence the distinctive name. It provides a 6,000 meters (20,000 ft) rock climb and has been the notable spot for paragliding.