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Karakoram

Three Cups of Tea

Three Cups of Tea

by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Penguin, HK$117

Sunday, 8 February, 2009, 12:00am

Country of contrasts

Visitors can travel from breathtaking mountain heights to vast lowland deserts and the white beaches of the Arabian Sea

THE ADVENTURE traveller or visitor who enjoys getting off the well-worn tourist path will find lots of exciting possibilities in Pakistan.

12 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Rivals to negotiate over disputed glacier

India and Pakistan begin high-level talks in New Delhi tomorrow to resolve a military standoff on the Siachen Glacier - the world's highest battlefield where the climate kills more soldiers than gunfire.

4 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Challenging question

Why people do what they do is an eternally baffling question. Why do people attempt to scale mountains in locations where the elements are so cruel the chances of an avalanche swallowing them alive is extremely high? Because it's there, people say.

14 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Tours can combine style and adventure

Those with an adventurous spirit and an eye for the naturally beautiful need look no further than Pakistan.

The country has Asia's most dramatic mountain landscapes and a multitude of cultures, including remnants of a lost civilisation thought to be descended from Alexander the Great.

23 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Salaam, Salaam, Karakoram

IT took 10,000 workmen wielding only picks and shovels 10 years to build the Karakoram Highway, dynamiting a channel through rebellious mountains towering up to 7,000 metres.

29 Jan 1994 - 12:00am