Friends of Northern Kashmir, HELLO !
The Siachen area page, from now is renovated and updated of historical
and technical informations. This mountainous area is maybe the most
incredible moutians area on the earth.
Contrary to the popular belief, the Siachen glacier has been visited
by many since more than a Century. The glacier, originally known as
'Saicher Gharni' was place of interest and several Baltis from the western
valleys visited the glacier. Many decades ago it is believed that a
small Yarkandi village existed at the entrance of the Teram Shehr glacier.
(Bullock-Workman found the walls of such a settlement in 1912 and it
was seen and photographed by the Indian expedition in 2002). Here on
the glacier Yarkandis met the Baltis and traded with them.
Siachen Glacier has been a well-known battleground for Indian and Pakistan
troops for the last 19 years and with recent infiltration of armed militants
into Kashmir, the December 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament, the
subsequent threat of all-out nuclear war and the May 2002 murders in
Jammu, hopes for a solution have faded. The pollution in, and degradation
of, this wonderful mountain environment is appalling.
The access is strictly regulated: expeditions by groups is authorised
and Indians members must be associated, the responsibility were necessarily
entrusted to the one of them; the rights prices about around 4000 USD
(changes every year). The major attempts and success in the area were
made between 1955 and 1978.
A NEW FORUM FOR THE
have been asked too many times why there isn't a forum on blankonthemap.
That's done! This French and english forum will have 4 topics that
reflects the blankonthemap spirit :
This forum has not intention to compete with other ones, that have
been around for a long time, and that I would like to remind you of
Quite on the opposite, this new forum will hopefully complete the
web in helping you to prepare for upcoming trips in North Kashmir
Hope to see you on teh forum when you are nearing the time to head
out to this mountains
Lasts Web discoveries!
: le site d'une expédition française au Braod Peak pprévue
cet été. Simple et esthétique, ce site à
la navigation efficace vous fera découvrir un projet d'ascension
que l'on souhaite également esthétique et efficace.
: C'est le un site perso comme on en rencontre rarement. Le site de
Bruno Buchet richement doté, bien argumenté par un alpiniste
ambitieux, nous ouvre les portes d'un monde où le regard porte
au dessus des montagnes à 360°.
A big shout !
Olympic games of shame will take place. They will take place
with the highest political benediction, from developed countries
like ours. For economical motives, we make due with chinese,
we just need to close our eyes. Yesterday Burma. today Tibet,
tomorrow... Business couldn't care less of good conduct. Tibet
is dying? Long live globalization!
Tibetans are in this very moment hunted dow,
tortured, killed, in all corners of their country, in all aspects
of culture and liberty. This has lasted 50 years, why would
it stop now? I don't want to think that's it's a little bit
because of us. We, climbers and trekkers, who love and admire
this country, we can not be indifferent. It is more than necessary
for us to give the generosity back to those that bring up peaks,
those who risk their life for us for a few Yuan. Let's help
The excellent ExplorerWeb site offer good news about the Tibets
problem, to read :
Pour agir :
France Tibet Association :
one of this logo on your WebSite:
"Return to Noshaq" reminder
This information letter is a new occasion to remind
you of the well intentioned project "Return to Noshaq" started
by Kimbeley O'Neil and John Mock, the great specialist of North Kashmir
(see newsletter 25). Please
don't hesitate to donate at this address:
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Thank You !
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