Islamabad: The world renowned Pakistani mountaineer Nazir Sabir gave a talk on his K2 and Everest climbs and the mountain heritage in Pakistan at Pakistan High Commission, London on 23 November, 2011.
Nazir Sabir while speaking on the occasion said that the north of Pakistan is a paradise for the mountaineers of the world and needs special global attention to facilitate the climbers around the world to benefit from this opportunity.
The neglect of such facilities he said would give room to anti-social elements to exploit the poor and vulnerable population of the region. Secondly, this neglect amounts to denying the climbers and lovers of this sport the opportunity to attempt the most challenging mountainous region on earth, he added. There is need he emphasised to develop and improve the infrastructure around this region to attract and facilitate the climbers.
In his enthralling hour-long presentation embellished with stunning imagery Nazir Sabir explained the unique details of the 1977 expedition to K-2 covering its geology, sociology and history. He also briefed the audience of his success to reach the highest mountain of the world Mount Everest in 2001.
The event was avidly attended by media persons, members of Pakistani society and the British society.
At the invitation of World Expeditions, Mr Sabir is presently giving presentations/lectures about his experiences and achievements as well as the salient features of Pakistan’s mountainous region where three great mountain ranges meet (Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindukush).
So far he has delivered his talks at the UK’s prestigious institutions like Natural History Museum Oxford, Royal Geographical Society London, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Riady Theatre Napier University Edinburgh and Kendal Mountain Festival London. He is scheduled to meet the Queen on 8th December, 2011 along with other mountaineers.
The World Expeditions invited Nazir Sabir to introduce him as the “First on K-2” in the second expedition to reach the top of Mount K-2 in the Himalayan ranges in the north of Pakistan.
The mountain K-2 with an altitude of 8611 meters is known as the “Savage Mountain” because of its difficult climb and extreme cold conditions.
It has always been a challenge for the mountain climbers yet a great attraction for them as a majestic beauty of Nature.
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