Friends of Northern Kashmir, hello!
Siachen glacier in open zone for 2008?
could follow the wonderfull Paulo
Grobel expedition on Mamostong Kangri this summer on Blankonthemap.
Exceptional at any points of view, in the area which seems open again!
The glacier of Siachen seems not to be reserved for the military operations
only. Cause of the warmer diplomatic relations between India and Pakistan,
this news was announced by the Indian authorities but time-lag however
by Pakistan. The doors of an exceptional mountain world ready to open
on Saltoro, Saser Kangri, of Teram and other Rimo ranges : an open fantastic
play-ground for all climbers in 2008? For which conditions?
And some news here...
Information is to be followed, Blankonthemap is on, continuation in
the next newsletters...
Read the Harish Kapadia document for a peace and protected zone :
And use the following logo picture in your site and militate for a peace
zone on Siachen glacier :
Prince Aga Khan speech in Sciences Po Paris school
An interesting speech of the prince Agha Khan in Sciences
Po Paris :
The fifth pass, always...!
you know the fifth pass? Yes if you read excellent french Trek
Magazine in July. For those which would have missed it, here joined
the complete adventure with, a survey carried out in the old pioneers
books who carried out us beyond the Karakoram, in the Braldu valley
at the Chinese border (text in french only, sorry).
The Blankonthemap movies presents...
Blankonthemap production. A joke ? Not exactly. 2 films of 15 minutes
on line on Dailymotion, signed Blankonthemap! Cinema? not, a real
adventure, see rather!
Simplicity, passion and good mood rhythms our steps
during 15 days. Scoops in this 2nd film: the prouve that all existed
in this sumptuous collection of howlers:
pass of Kurdopin, by Jef!
you know the Kurdopin pass? Do
you know the Kurdopin pass? It is a difficult, located at almost 6000
meters between Snow lake and the valley of Shimshal, rarely passed.
Jozef houben alias Jef
Jef crossed it this year in june. Jef was accompanied by the famous
guide Kudrat Ali and porters all from Shimshal. He presents here about
fifty wonderfull pictures which testify the hardness places, an exceptional
route as well as Pierre Neyret or Jean Louis brabet trips in the same
area (see the page
Thank you Jef.
If you want also wish to present pictures of the
your Karakoram trip, do not hesitate to contact
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