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K2, the Savage Mountain

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, May 08, 2011 at 09:04:12 :: Pakistan

K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth after Mount Everest. With a peak elevation of 8,611 metres (28,251 ft), K2 is part of the Karakoram Range, and is located on the border between the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China, and Gilgit, in Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan.

The world's 2nd highest peak K2 (8611 mtrs) is located in the Karakorum Range (or Karakoram range), in the regions of Gilgit-Baltistan (Pakistan), Ladakh (India), and Xinjiang region, (China) - under the administration of Pakistan.


K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the difficulty of ascent and the 2nd highest fatality rate among the "eight thousanders" for those who climb it. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying. Unlike Annapurna, the mountain with the highest fatality rate, K2 has never been climbed in winter.

K2 Facts:

- The name K2 was given in 1852 by British surveyor T.G. Montgomerie with "K" designating the Karakoram Range and "2" since it was the 2nd peak listed. During his survey, Montgomerie, standing on Mt. Haramukh 125 miles to the south, noted two prominent peaks to the north, calling them K1 and K2. While he kept native names, he found that K2 did not have a known name. Later the peak was named Mount Godwin-Austen for an early explorer but it was never recognized.

- K2 is a rocky mountain up to 6000 meters, beyond which it becomes an ocean of snow.

- K2 is one of the most difficult 8,000ers with technical climbing, severe weather conditions, and high avalanche danger. As of early 2009, 305 climbers have reached K2's summit, while at least 76 have died.

- The deadliest year for K2 was 1986 (27 summit, 13 die),

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Too much unknown Pakistan

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, October 21, 2006 at 07:56:04 :: Pakistan

Did you know that Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world and is the third most populous Muslim country? The name "Pakistan" means "Land of the Pure" and the actual name of the country is the Islamic Republic of Pakistan since 1957.

View of Karimabad, capital of Hunza in Northern Areas, Pakistan


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UNESCO World Heritage

Pakistan, Rohtas Fort

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, January 14, 2014 at 10:46:48

Location Jhelum City, Punjab, Pakistan
Coordinates N32 57 45 E73 35 20
Date of Inscription 1997

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/586 )

Following his defeat of the Mughal emperor Humayun in 1541, Sher Shah Suri built a strong fortified complex at Rohtas, a strategic site in the north of what is now Pakistan. It was never taken by storm and has survived intact to the present day. The main fortifications consist of the massive walls, which extend for more than 4 km; they are lined with bastions and pierced by monumental gateways. Rohtas Fort, also called Qila Rohtas, is an exceptional example of early Muslim military architecture in Central and South Asia.

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Panoramic view of the Rohtas Fort Rohtas Fort Gate

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Pakistan, Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, January 14, 2014 at 10:37:32

Location Thatta, Province of Sind, Pakistan
Coordinates N24 46 0 E67 54 0
Date of Inscription 1981

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/143 )

The capital of three successive dynasties and later ruled by the Mughal emperors of Delhi, Thatta was constantly embellished from the 14th to the 18th century. The remains of the city and its necropolis provide a unique view of civilization in Sind.

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Tomb of Prince Sultan Ibrahim bin Mirza Muhammad Isa Tarkhan, Makli Hill Canopy tomb of Daya Khan Rahu, Makli Hill

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Pakistan, Taxila

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, January 14, 2014 at 10:24:53

Location Province of Punjab, Pakistan
Coordinates N33 46 45 E72 53 15
Date of Inscription 1980

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/139 )

From the ancient Neolithic tumulus of Saraikala to the ramparts of Sirkap (2nd century B.C.) and the city of Sirsukh (1st century A.D.), Taxila illustrates the different stages in the development of a city on the Indus that was alternately influenced by Persia, Greece and Central Asia and which, from the 5th century B.C. to the 2nd century A.D., was an important Buddhist centre of learning.

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Taxila, Jaulian

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Pakistan, Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, January 13, 2014 at 10:51:19

Location North West Frontier Province, Pakistan
Coordinates N34 19 15 E71 56 45
Date of Inscription 1980

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/140 )

The Buddhist monastic complex of Takht-i-Bahi (Throne of Origins) was founded in the early 1st century. Owing to its location on the crest of a high hill, it escaped successive invasions and is still exceptionally well preserved. Nearby are the ruins of Sahr-i-Bahlol, a small fortified city dating from the same period.

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Buddhist ruins of Takht-i-Bahi Seri Bahlol

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Pakistan, Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, October 18, 2012 at 04:58:50

Location Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Coordinates N31 35 25 E74 18 35
Date of Inscription 1981

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/171 )

These are two masterpieces from the time of the brilliant Mughal civilization, which reached its height during the reign of the Emperor Shah Jahan. The fort contains marble palaces and mosques decorated with mosaics and gilt. The elegance of these splendid gardens, built near the city of Lahore on three terraces with lodges, waterfalls and large ornamental ponds, is unequalled.

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Alamghiri Gate, Lahore Fort Marble enclosure, Shalamar Gardens

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Pakistan, Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, October 16, 2012 at 13:10:00

Location Sind, Pakistan
Coordinates N27 19 45 E68 8 20
Property 240 ha
Date of Inscription 1980

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/138 )

The ruins of the huge city of Moenjodaro – built entirely of unbaked brick in the 3rd millennium B.C. – lie in the Indus valley. The acropolis, set on high embankments, the ramparts, and the lower town, which is laid out according to strict rules, provide evidence of an early system of town planning.

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Mohenjo-daro

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