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International skiers take to the slopes in Pakistan

Dozens of athletes took part at a rare international competition in Pakistan

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Pakistani cyclist peddles to K2 base camp from Multan in 43 days

The base camp is in Gilgit-Baltistan, at about 16,400 feet above sea level

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Pakistan Army’s highest rescue at Latok-1’s North Ridge, the climber’s kryptonite

Latok-1 is probably one of the hardest 7,000m peaks to summit and has always attracted top mountaineers from all around the world. But it is the Latok-1’s unconquered North Ridge which is considered a Holy Grail among climbers. Jim Donini, Michael Kennedy, Jeff Lowe and George Lowe were the first ones to attempt to climb…

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Polish climbers are in Pakistan for challenging experience on K2

Polish climber Krzysztof Wielicki (2nd L), who will run a Polish expedition to scale K2 in winter, holds the Pakistani national flag as he poses for a picture with officials after a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan December 30, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood NEWS DESK: A team of Poland’s elite climbers is in Pakistan in an…

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American K2 Summiteer visits Pakistan embassy in US

Vanessa O’Brien, a friend of Pakistan and an accomplished mountain climber, attended an event in her honor, organized by the Embassy of Pakistan today. Ms. O’Brien is the first British American woman to achieve the distinction of scaling K-2, the second highest peak in the World located in Pakistan, unfolding among others a Pakistani flag…

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American-British woman who conquered K2 loves Pakistan’s people more than its mountains

ISLAMABAD: American-British mountaineer, Vanessa O’Brien, who recently scaled K2 said on Tuesday said the warmth and love she received in Pakistan was matchless, adding that she loves Pakistan’s people more than its mountains. “I love Pakistan’s people more than its mountains,” O’Brien told media in a news conference at a local hotel. She said she…

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British-American woman conquers K2, holds Pakistan flag atop

NEWS DESK: Vanessa O’Brien, a mountain climber, became the first British-American woman to have conquered K2, the second highest peak in the world that lies between Pakistan and China. K2 is the second highest mountain in the world after Mount Everest. It is located 8,611 metres (28,251 ft) above sea level and lies on the…

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Pakistan suspends search for US climbers

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan suspended a helicopter search Sunday for two American climbers who went missing six days ago while trying to summit a mountain in the country’s far north. Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson began their ascent of the 7,285-metre (23,900-foot) Ogre-II peak off the Choktoi Glacier in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan on Sunday August…

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Pak army rescues US climber at K-2 base camp

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army has rescued a US mountaineer who fell ill at K-2 base camp. “Mr Robert Jackson, 38 years old US mountaineer was rescued by Pakistan army aviation helicopters from K-2 base camp today afternoon,” according to ISPR. “He was part of 27 members K-2 expedition which reached Pakistan on 16 June. He suffered…

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Ubaid K2 makes startling disclosures

KARACHI: Ubaid alias K2, one of the men arrested during Rangers’ raid at Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) headquarter Nine Zero, revealed that twelve more accused were involved in the murder of Amanullah Khan Niazi – a senior police official. The twelve accused are Noman alias Fouji, Sajid alias Sajju, Irfan alias Banna, Zahid, Muzammil and…

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Six Pakistani alpinists top K2

ISLAMABAD: The first-ever team of Pakistani climbers have reached the top of the world's second tallest mountain, K2, to mark 60 years since it was first scaled. “Six members reached the summit at 02:22 am PST today,” Sarwar Ali, a high altitude guide of the Nazir Sabir Expeditions, a local expedition company in regular contact…

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