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More research need to identify behaviour of Karakoram glaciers

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Sep 11, 2013. Islamabad – The glaciers in Karakoram ranges are more stable than the ones worldwide but more data and research are needed to understand their complex behaviour. These views were expressed by local and foreign experts at a scientific […]

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Time to think about Pakistan’s glaciers is now

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 5, 2013. Scientists believe Pakistan’s glaciers, despite being at risk, are stable and are not going to recede away soon. But a hypothetical scenario where these glaciers disappear due to climate change is, nevertheless, scary. “Just take the case that […]

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Foreign climbers will return, but not without security

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 1, 2013. Militant attacks might not deter foreign mountaineers from visiting Pakistan’s glorious peaks in the future. But for now, the international mountaineering community is looking for some answers. Colonel (Retired) Manzoor Hussain, President of the Alpine Club of Pakistan […]

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Mountain anti-pollution fee not effective in controlling pollution

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 3, 2013. Islamabad – Waste disposal is not just a problem in city streets across Pakistan. Even the country’s glaciers and mountain peaks are not safe from it. Despite a waste management fee paid by mountaineering expeditions, tons of trash […]

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Scientific ventures to determine climate change impact on Pakistan’s glaciers

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jun 24, 2013. Islamabad – Scientific understanding of glaciers, global pollutant movement and water management in the Karakoram mountain range will be boosted after the initiation of three new scientific experiments in the region by an Italy-based international research organisation. EvK2CNR has been working in […]

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In the Karakorams, weather may be playing tricks

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 27, 2013. Islamabad – Spread over around 10,000 square kilometres, the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP) in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) is home to the largest glacial land mass in the world outside the polar region. Thirty-eight per cent of the park’s land mass is covered […]

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Pakistani trekkers share adventure experiences

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 31, 2o12. Islamabad – The view from the top of the 5,940-metre Gondogoro Pass must have made Atif Mukhtar and his fellow trekkers forget the fatigue of their trek. For the final stages of the ascent, they had to wade […]

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