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shhai
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PostWed Dec 03, 2014 6:19 am 
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i am bookmarking possibly for summer 2015. crossing fingers! thanks for the great report & amazing pics .
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PostWed Dec 03, 2014 9:48 am 
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Thank you SO much for posting this! Can't wait for more. What an incredible adventure!
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PostThu Dec 04, 2014 8:57 am 
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shhai wrote:
i am bookmarking possibly for summer 2015.

Stay safe and have fun!

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PostFri Dec 05, 2014 7:08 am 
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Love the title I remember the book by Rick Ridgeway I think? It was a fun read well done like your tr smile.gif
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PostFri Dec 05, 2014 8:09 am 
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GaliWalker wrote:
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I *love* this series of images. Don't know why exactly, but in my mind, they are the best. Superb.

I have to wonder if JRR Tolkien visited this place before writing the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Mordor for sure.

The entire TR was captivating, I quite enjoyed it, especially since I only found it after it was completed and I could read it in its entirety. Well done.

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PostFri Dec 05, 2014 5:30 pm 
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Thanks guys. smile.gif

tom roy wrote:
I remember the book by Rick Ridgeway I think?

The book was by Galen Rowell. I thoroughly enjoyed it and tried to base some of my photographic compositions on his (such as the Trango Towers ones).

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PostFri Dec 05, 2014 9:20 pm 
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Completely reread it.  Worth the second look.  up.gif  up.gif  up.gif
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PostSat Dec 06, 2014 10:35 am 
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GaliWalker wrote:
Thanks guys. smile.gif

tom roy wrote:
I remember the book by Rick Ridgeway I think?

The book was by Galen Rowell. I thoroughly enjoyed it and tried to base some of my photographic compositions on his (such as the Trango Towers ones).

I dug it out last  night its been a long time since I read it your pictures take no back seat to the books. again nice job on everything up.gif
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PostFri Sep 16, 2016 7:35 am 
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Thanks for the detailed report - I'm just starting my research for a trip next year, so you've given me plenty of great tips and ideas!
What about Gondogoro La, I read somewhere that this year it is opened again. Do you have any news regarding it.
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PostFri Sep 16, 2016 9:06 am 
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Gondogoro La was open this year. Numerous groups went over, although we did hear of at least one incident of rock fall/avalanche related injuries when a group descended down the wrong line.

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PostSat Sep 24, 2016 5:24 am 
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Thanks for the detailed report - I'm just starting my research for a trip next year, so you've given me plenty of great tips!
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PostSun Oct 09, 2016 5:05 pm 
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super pictures, super write up
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PostMon Oct 10, 2016 7:01 am 
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Definitely should try to do Gondogoro if possible. Makes for a great loop and huge views from the pass - as long as you are a decent acclimatizer. Most of our group felt pretty miserable that high even after spending weeks getting there. I did it way back in 1994. Despite the steepness, steps were already formed and so it wasn't too bad. Porters had sneakers (and a rope).

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PostSun Oct 30, 2016 9:37 pm 
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what is a good travel insurance for this trek for a Canadian citizen? I basically want it just in case we need emergency evacuation. Can Ido this trek independently or need to go through a Travel agent.
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PostMon Oct 31, 2016 7:22 am 
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I used RoamRight Insurance's Adventure Package, which covers you up to 18,000ft.

I booked the flights to and from Islamabad myself. The trekking company should be able to do the rest (call them and talk it over).

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