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Pakistan is a unique country that is challenging yet rewarding to explore. I did some huge hikes and my first alpine climb while in Pakistan.

SNOW LAKE TREK IN PAKISTAN: ULTIMATE GUIDE

The Snow Lake Trek is known as one of the most beautiful high-altitude trails in Pakistan. The Lake is actually a high-altitude glacial basian found at the convergence of the Biafo and Hispar glaciers. With a width of more than 16km, this area has the largest concentration of glacial ice outside of Antarctica. Snow Lake …

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THE WEEKLY #269: BOREDOM IN ISLAMABAD

The life I lead is usually pretty exciting. Even when there are down days, there’s usually at least one epic adventure or exciting opportunity over the period of a week. However, this week was about as bland as they come for me. After arriving back to Skardu early from our successful summit of Spantik, I …

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THE WEEKLY #267: SPANTIK BASE CAMP

This week was spent off-grid trekking to Spantik Base Camp and getting set up for our climb. I’ve written in detail about the journey in my latest trekking guide: CLIMBING SPANTIK PEAK I’ll add the excerpts from that article to this Weekly about our journey from Skardu to Spantik Base Camp. TREKKING TO SPANTIK BASECAMP …

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CLIMBING SPANTIK PEAK (7,027M) IN PAKISTAN

Spantik Peak, also known as Golden Peak, is a challenging, climbing expedition to reach a summit at 7,027m with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains in the Karakoram Range. The expedition can range from 15-35 days depending on weather windows and is known as a non-technical peak, although it wasn’t quite just a trekking peak …

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PATUNDAS 3-DAY TREK IN UPPER HUNZA, PAKISTAN

Hidden amidst the towering peaks of the Upper Hunza region is an incredible plateau, wedged between two enormous glaciers. The Patundas ridge is in effect a shepherd’s meadow but it is so much more. Surrounded by the Passu Glacier on one side and the mighty Batura Glacier on the other flank, Patundas offers some of …

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THE WEEKLY #266: THERE’S NEVER A PERFECT MOMENT

After so many years of adventures and trekking, it takes a little bit to get my adrenaline racing. It takes even a little bit more to generate some fear within me. Fear is healthy, it means you are pushing yourself outside of the dreaded comfort zone. Right this second, my adrenaline is on the move …

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