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"karakoram" Discussed on Conversations
"Emily as so when. I met mal duff. Decent you you wrote man a knife. I said yes he said look. I'm going an expedition in six months to mushtaq tau and the himalayas. Why don't you come and climb this. And because then had drink. And i never thought seem again. Yeah sure why not. Why not and. that's what happened and about weeklies walked into my house. Banged on the door walked in and said is there. If you want to say war so the himalayas man which tag toa karakoram told to our sponsor. He wants you all. You have to write a book it and you know trying to talk with us not climbing before these along at this point i had to come clean. See well sensing. I do malcolm. I've never claimed anything. I am in a hill walked I love the scottish hilter. I walked up in but nothing steep because second problem was i've always been seriously scared of heights. Going up among monument or something. Scott monuments and edward really makes my life fuel wobbly and it stains shooting electricals. Charges happened and as i said this to come and i never technically claimed never claimed in winter. And i'm really scared of heights and so okay get used to the and. Fortunately i'm a i'm a guy now going to training now in six months you should be to at least get killed in the mountain. Claims with up to a certain point said twenty thousand feet. That should be enough. I love talkies and you can keep in touch with us for the rest of it and then write this book about. So how did how did you train. How did you learn to climb in six months. The be ready for the himalayas. You are started running until long. Four shorts are sorry. I was young enough to get fit enough for hospital a lot of ups and ups all that then molotov to me to drank who mostly for the winter. But he had a shailene that was part of his living. Who's teaching claiming. I told me this how to strap on crampons and use ice axes and took it from there. Rogues knots harnesses. What about the the fear of heart sanjay. Did you try to address. It didn't go away. All that could help was Concentrated really hard. What is right in front of me. When i was going up. And you're going up as low as jianlin and some sheer fear. Anger feel becomes angered. I think is going to go to the hard-bitten news. Always when you had to stop pow up a claim to be and then billing the other on his rope and then he's touch down and then you just felt high fell for and so two standard. The rock right in front of me. Turn to think about the geology of the crystals and funded me on the ice for nations. So only pure concentration and sensiti and sometimes adrenaline but never got that much better. I the point was that. I really wanted to go to the himalayas. I wanted an adventure. I never expected any adventures with raising life. And i was fine with her. But when someone offers you a gig later. I knew i'd reproach myself the rest of my life if i didn't call soon place mostly about fear again. Fear of not of how barrett feel. If i didn't go maybe yoki i'll do it. What went through your mind when you stood before this. This is tower in the himalayas. That you had gone to. Clark peachable already my mind. Let's say i thought Is very big. The first problem was was getting to the mysterious part of the mountain. You had to go through one of these. As falls which is a sham was occurs at the end of a glacier was it kind of draws off nightfall was like the winter brain who's shoes like have never says will very dangerous place kind of place. That climbers don't like because it's well they call objective danger danger. They can control towers collapsed. Crevasses open up snow bridges fall in. They don't like that kind of thing. Multi-use all dangerous and scary. So i didn't take the ice for that much more seriously but we had some really hairy times in that because once the sun hits it temperature starts to rise in his bridges and towers start collapsing orange and huge blocks in the size of houses. Come down very dangerous place. You gotta get through as quickly as you can but you gotta eighteen thousand feet. So you're not getting that much oxygen and you're carrying heavy pack so as a limited how fast you can actually do it so every time you went through that because we built a series who camps among. You're taking a risk canoe it. Everybody knew after the we prayer and went for Did that first trip make you hungry for more of that kind of climbing. Didn't i didn't expect ever do another trip. That wasn't they'd then stunning. But while mild sitting in a caffeine role pindi waiting for the monsoon into his who joined the to norwegian some one of the mountains next to us up to baltimore and they told us two of the Being killed on the way down so terrible we knew them a bit but when they went away. Ma who'd been very quiet said. How'd you fancy coming to overstate. Say how well those guys have a permit to over attend year q. I think i can buy from them because they won't be going now because to the main claim was a dead and i said i didn't think interested nevis months old hat and very interested in mister bedside service. Very interested in the unclaimed ridge. The only made to retailers left undone everest so we can raise a hundred thousand pounds. You tossed off the figure can go into bed. No one's been tend to bet since the chinese invasion thirties. Wouldn't that be great again. I thought he was joking issue. Let's do there and about nine months later. There we were into today and fallow palace. What was tibet in one thousand nine hundred five like very different from now. We were in lots of a week waiting for our gear to come through the. We saw unheard and not a single european or larrikin for that matter. It's very very different now. But it was felt tibetan those building going on but there hadn't been open and the chinese were fairly relaxed if you go into people's houses to houses without being you know followed watched and the rural parts of tibet. Just incredible huge acres of nothing and suddenly a man. On a horse repeal and some yaks and people strange over. They thought we will be to us. Had red hair and and one one of us had very blonde hair and blue eyes. But they started us. We started in. It was one survey buddhist country so the goal is prayer flags and prayer wheels everywhere. Say scotland turn goodest absolutely lovely purity about that culture and that county that we all loved when we're coming towards evers first time we saw even the most hard-bitten of the guys who grown up on these photos of everest from this site. 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"karakoram" Discussed on Al otro lado del micrófono
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"karakoram" Discussed on COACHCAST Brasil
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Travel to Northern Pakistan
"Like to welcome to the show. David Harden from travel worn SATCHEL DOT com. Who's come to talk to us about northern Pakistan? David welcome to the show. Thank you Chris. Thank you at least to be. Your accent is clearly not one from northern Pakistan. We're talking T- well you're in the UK. Near Windsor what led you to Pakistan give you the shortened version. But when I was eighteen. I decided to travel overland from the UK to Australia. And I could as far as Afghanistan before you realized you'd run out of land. It was not in the Russians. Got In the way so yes. Well the happens doesn't it tells away two years and decided that still WanNa girl on the Silk Roads still interested Islamic culture and art and architecture and filling in the gaps. Ever since. I've sort of done Australia and Southeast Asia and all of Europe and a few of the songs but Pakistan is always there the one that I needed to to tick off really well in you chose northern Pakistan on this particular trip which as we were talking before hand you said is quite different from southern Pakistan and that would be a whole different trip. North and south is very different. I mean the north. It's cooled in those areas and they three huge mountain ranges. So you have the to the West. You have the Hindu Kush in the sense of you have the character forms and then surrounded on the north and east by the Himalayas. And they're absolutely wonderful mountain ranges but as you get further south. Islamabad where I flew into the great trunk. Road becomes planes. Sunset becomes desert would way down to Karachi New Arabian Sea. So yeah very two distinct areas. Shall we start them in? Islamabad actually just flew into Islamabad as bad as modern city. One of the interesting says the city right next to it as well. Andy which is the ancient city but Islamabad is the modern city Pakistan pill. Much longer grid lines are easy to navigate. I would say that actually just before I started this trip on originally planned to buy a motorbike in Islamabad an travel up through the Karakoram highway and then head off into various places. I'd read about in various books to say that I spoke to that is a big Pakistan community here in the UK. And I have up the friends one. Who's a Kashmiri? And he said well to be honest. I know you're motorcyclist but the roads are something else and I would recommend a jeep at least so you'd better listen to this sort of thing. They listen to him and I got myself a cheap and a guide to me actually at Islamabad airport. I spoke at the moment number weeks number of months. Really sending out my tinman. He can find out about what I want to and that was great and so I had this a jeep drive and I have to say it was probably the best decision. I made an enormously. I would travel alone and make my way round but I think this would have been a journey too far. How did you find a jeep and a driver a Kashmiri gentlemen here in the UK who promotes northern Pakistan but wonderful gentleman and he put me in touch with Earth's people over the and I came up with one Sean who you turn out to be absolutely brilliant and good thing was that. He's his the Chinnery but often is not. We will turn off the rodent gun sale. This liquid interesting here. I suggest we don't do this. And I think the question slips or went what about safety because one sure yeah this image of cool so Pakistan and especially the northern areas and you know I I thought of the trip I plan was to go up towards promised so and Eko took care of it. Sometimes Chris when you meet someone. They have absolute confidence. That you've made a really good decision. They already felt towards the back end of the trip. We ended up in a shallow. He said near the Afghanistan border he said had I gone two weeks earlier suggested shallow harassed security reasons and it's nice having someone who has local intelligence so to speak and he was always on his phone is always checking where we were not set up. There wasn't one time the only time was rather Longley wanting planted in someone's house and it was an old soldier. I didn't notice but his granddaughter sent his granddaughter all and having a cup of tea with him dump. She walked in with this shotgun undecided K. And he said I started brandishing. The shotgun around me and I was okay Maybe I made a mistake too much of a price to pay for a cup of tea but it turned out that he wanted to show me the gun which was made in combat nineteen sixty in Birmingham the UK because as from the UK and then he was crowded this so I mean that's the momentarily. I felt unsafe that that was it. That was the extent to how I felt and say in Pakistan excellent now you said as I said Islamabad. You said that's a modern city. It sounded like in your tone I was hearing so I didn't spend a lot of time Islam Abbad. I was more interested in the mountain. I sort of pasta very quickly. In fact which we left about an hour nine did we did come back so actually to see Faisal mosque. Okay which is a really beautiful most very modern initiative about nine thousand nine hundred and again a very very beautiful most news in the foothills of the Himalayas. It's great visit down as the last place of his. But I'll tell you about that. I if I may so folks in about nine thousand nine hundred. Eighty eight defies most because in Faisal of Saudi Arabia. Stunt up the hundred and twenty million dollars. Us to build it as one does the money partly he fis but what is interesting is he. Made a competition to will be architects. Come up with the design. Took you shocked. The name one is an Basti. The whole architecture on a Bedouin. Tent shot was pretty interesting in the appealed to King Faisal and he's a magnificent structure because it's like an eight sided tend to really doesn't like a tent and so big on this enormous white marble and gray marble and you just see it for miles driving towards thinking okay. Looks Okay and something. You just don't know the ten minutes down the road you think. I'm sure I should have been by now this grid system of Islam about so you go up. It's the end of the road unless they just ended up votes off the Bat. So twenty minutes you eventually get close to it and then you start to really appreciate the enormity of small the structure and get three hundred thousand people praying ally inside. I think it's ten thousand but with the porticos and the data coca grounds. You've got three hundred thousand people. Pray there and it was real highlight. Visit every interested in style of architecture. But one thing is that if people do visit to you have to take your shoes and men and this white marble and greyish sort of marble and it wasn't a particularly sunny hot day but every time I stepped off the white mob wants the gray marble. My feet wants to get an angle for a pit shuttle. Take a shortcut to the record. My feet was scolded eventually got in as well but that just finished prayer and like go up to the main entrance to get inside to have a look at this incredible space inside and they said No. I'm sorry you can't come in and I said well look. I sort of come with away from London. See this is. This is typical of buckets. Johnny people that they will try and be as helpful as possible really nice and he said okay look you should really go with this young man and he spoke to the man order when we rolled around the back this young man to be around the back and there was a back door and he took my camera with me. He said look no pitches inside and just tap a low. I thought this really really nice touch and again to tread on the carpet I saw rob and really nice and re serene place children. Having lessons and really great atmosphere. I came back and said I gave him my camera and come back and I was sort of going to complaints because everyone in that had come phones. So fees and pitches thinking well. I was lucky enough to be let in so I wasn't going to push that but really worth of visit. This is a lot of history to this place. That modern architecture ignace absolutely stunning in the surroundings of the hills with the backdrop of the foothills of the Himalayas. It's a
Kausar Hussain, Co-Founder of Untamed Borders, on Visiting Pakistan and Afghanistan
"Are going to have a brief conversation with Coser Hussein. One of the founders of untamed borders in the we guide in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Cows are welcome to counting countries. Displease tell me a little bit about yourself. Hi I'm saying. I'm the CO founder unto borders of Fixer and journalist addicted to green tea addicted to green. Not Okay I enjoy good. Glass of tea is law and you mentioned untamed borders. Tell me a little bit about your role there. I'm the head guy responsible for both Pakistan and Afghanistan onto borders specializes in bringing travels to challenging destinations like Somalia Yemen Iraq and Syria case some very popular opt or destinations for people who are chasing one ninety three and then some What's talk about Pakistan Forbid Pakistan Astana is making some great strides and improving the tourism situation. They switched to so it went from one of the most difficult visas to becoming coming up pretty straightforward visa. So one more reason to visit this country another challenge that's been Hurting Pakistan's understands tourism is the Security Situation Sofi can Kausar what's the security situation like now impacts there will were the last five years a skewed acuity situation has improved. Dramatically government has made a major commitment and effort and stabilizing the country over the last several years through military operations and community outreach reach today the majority of the country stable and safe with the exception of dry Blazevic domain challenging. That's great to hear for travelers as well goes for all the people of Pakistan That the government is making having some great success in that area There's a lot to seem Pakistan stand but other what a tourist buxton is current currently untouched by tourism. You can visit magnificent landmark and and lend marks and sometimes the only tourists so for instance. I wasn't Rotas Ford which is a UNICYCLE Site last week and I brought a client. He was literally the only person there for those of people Tired of mass tourism and over tourism really breath of fresh air to go visit Pakistan and having the opportunity to sometimes have an entire landmark monument to yourself There's a lot to seem Pakistan. What's touch on a a couple of different places? Taxila has a real interesting history. Tell me about Taxila which is near Islamabad. Dickson is a great site Pakistan and Decide and Buxton. It has been a learning seat in the Boston. There was a lot of decides to visit so a lots so Buddhist tourists and people who have deep interest in the apology. There was this great Site another place high. On many people's list it's wanted the ultimate road journeys is the Karakoram Highway. Will Karakoram. Highway is often described by the Pakistanis. As the wonder under up the word and it's a great site And one gets but he's spectacular scenic and touching on CNN. Reenact one place on the care. Comb that I'm aware of which is really beautiful is fairy meadows yet. The mighty Nanga Burr. But which is often also known known as a killer killer mountain has some great views from the highway. And it's pretty fun place to reach. You have to go on in a four-wheel jeep for about ninety minutes on the edge of a mountain and then you hike an additional three hours to get your hotel so really a special place to visit one other place which is unique and interesting and fascinating where you're from push our. Was it like to visit a shower as probably a in February and it is often As the parasol students showers such a crate frontier city that which has a great historical As well as the CD's amazing and there is a lot to see The the lifestyle and to see to see in the cut of They have T- that the hundred seventy or got have DNC. The light goes bites such as amazing site x amazing city. The I think the best thing about per shower at at some level is a combination of hospitality in just the people watching hospitality is actually headey job People okay so let's let's cut to the chase. There's a you know. There's a lot of providers out there. Why should people choose untamed borders? Here's when visiting Pakistan Lick me. Give you an example. For example. Lahore has some amazing sights. And you can see you can see them listed on tripadvisor. These are places. Let's is in Lahore like bud. Shy Mosque royle for and John Gives Muslim and he tour guide can bring you there with twenty years experience of being a fixer. An generalist a bit twenty years with twenty years experience of being a fixer for journalists and a guide for travelers. I know the off the beaten path places to take take them to so for instance in the whole I take two truck painting art which is a highlight of highlight traditional wrestling street doctors in the Old City trump. A Fight Haircut okay. Woods afire haircut. It is the latest trend for young men in the whole year. Barbara actually lights the person's hair on fire and cuts the hair. You got to see to believe it. Okay and how do you house. UNTAMED BORDERS OPERATE in Pakistan. You guys offering group tours. Oh yes we do have Groped towards we have this two weeks It'd be a magnificent trip which starts in Islamabad and the highlights on their trips are collage with is the Pagan tribes and the Highway K.. And you can check. UNTAMED BORDERS website for more information on their group tours. Okay so what happens if those dates don't work for me or I like traveling by myself. Do you offer individual customized bespoke tours. Yes we do all arranger Individual as well as bespoke drips producer. WHO's USA who's gone come on the FX debts so we can for the mayor independent a weekly for them to private trips awesome?
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"This was an overthrow of government this was an attempted overthrow and a lot of people were in on it and they got caught the report did however criticize the F. B. I. forty cooled significant inaccuracies our correspondent supposes in Los Angeles I asked him why the report was commissioned in the first place there was criticism from Republicans and of course not least Donald Trump that the initial investigation into the twenty sixteen campaign the alleged collusion with Russia between the trump campaign on Moscow was biased to use the expression we've heard so many times from the president that it was a witch hunt well the report was an attempt to get to the bottom of those allegations and whether the FBI acted properly and during the course of the inquiry the inspector general review many many documents more than a million records conducted over a hundred and seventy interviews and concluded that the F. B. I. hot authorized purpose as he put it to initiate the investigation in other words that it was above board and that there was no evidence of political bias here as we head that president trump clearly not very pleased with the conclusions correct he said of the report's findings he said to it's a disgrace what happened it's incredible he says far worse than he would have ever thought possible it's an embarrassment to our country the president went on a not too happy that the inquiry how's that in some respects cleared the FBI yeah but there was still some very harsh criticism of the F. B. I. very significant criticisms of the F. B. I. S. specifically the inspector general looked at the basis for the F. B. I.'s surveillance of Amman called conta page he was trump campaign adviser he lived and worked in Russia on the inquiry identified seventeen significance inaccuracies or a missions when the FBI applied for surveillance warrants to really monitor or spy on Mr page in the communications that he was making in the inspector general wrote that the error is resulted in applications this made it appear that the information supporting probable cause was stronger than it actually was in other words exaggerating the needle justification for spying on Mr page this report really does contain something for everyone and and it's by no means a complete vindication of the FBI Peterborough's the lower house all of the Indian parliament has passed a controversial bill that seeks to provide citizenship to illegal immigrants from its neighboring countries excluding Muslims it will now have to be passed in the opera house to become law correspondent practitioner at county L. reports this citizenship amendment bill office amnesty to non Muslim illegal immigrants from the three neighboring countries of Pakistan Afghanistan and Bangladesh supporters of the bill argue that if it became real it would help minorities fleeing persecution from the Muslim majority countries but opposition party say the bill is part of an agenda by India's governing Hindu nationalist party the B. J. P. to marginalize Muslims activists see the discrimination based on religion goes against the secular values that India was founded on and that faith should not be a consideration for citizenship the bill has been passed in the lower house of the parliament but you're quite as a majority in the opera house as well to become little the BGP lacks a majority in the opera house but says it's confident it will be able to bring some of the opposition parties to vote in the bills favor practitioner Galileo scientists say almost two billion people now depend on us great Watertown us the mountainous regions rival to generate and then store vast quantities of war said delivering it in a controlled way to major populations living downstream the most relied upon Tellus found in Asia the researchers say that also the most vulnerable the study was presented at the American geophysical union meeting in San Francisco from our our science correspondent Jonathan Hey moss reports the Indus river and its tributaries run through Afghanistan China India and Pakistan on the water resources central to the lives of two hundred and fifty million people that water has its origin in glasses and lakes in mountain such as the Himalayas in the Karakoram this dependable supply makes the and this is the single most important natural water tower system on US scientists say they've identified seventy seven other such systems around the globe many face an uncertain future however this climate warming shrinks that glass yes schools and geopolitical tensions disrupt the share of water crossing national boundaries urgent policies are needed to protect mountain regions they argue to ensure all the water supply is maintained the study leader is Walter invisible from Utrecht university we a scientist we put out the numbers and we are better able to do that in the last couple of decades if you see the developments in modeling in remote sensing and observations so we can get really specific scientific background that can help for example developing will to treaties the scientists say one solution could be to build more reservoirs but that's often a controversial topic Jonathan a mosque near his back with some of the stories from a newsdesk the technology giant apple has told a court in California it's has deep concern to Chinese born former employees accused of stealing trade secrets while trying to flee before the trials if their locations aren't monitored the man who had been working on apple's self driving car project were arrested separately while preparing to fly to China humanitarian agencies after the U. N. climate summit in Madrid sorry refugee camps in Africa and Asia are increasingly being damaged by extreme weather never in katakana reports officials with humanitarian agencies said several temporary camps for displaced people in Africa and Asia have been impacted in some cases extreme weathers have even calls people in such a temporary shelters to be displaced again in most of the cases flooding has been the main challenge scientists have warned damaging powerful with those will be the new normal if the product continue to warm at its present rate are you going to study has shown that people displaced by conflicts often unknowingly take refuge in climate change hot spots they are therefore likely to be displaced again on the study of killer whales are all because has found that grandmothers player beneficial role in looking after their grandchildren boosting the younger whales chances of survival song to serve that when they start reproducing older females on time to nurture grandchildren and pass on wisdom scientists have discovered an ancient penguin that bridges the gap between extinct giant human sized back wins and then Martin relatives it was found on the geographically remote chance some islands in the southern Pacific name New Zealand Terry Egan reports researchers here in Britain say this appears to be the oldest penguin known with proportions close to its mutton relatives live just over sixty million years ago and while it may have been an expert swimmer had short legs which meant it was also able to waddle on land at the time they were also human size penguins swimming through the waters of the southern hemisphere reaches nearly two meters toll but these bigger beasts were on the way out and larger penguins disappeared over millions of years scientists speculate that penguins might have lost the ability to fly and gain the ability to swim and wattle overtime implying the birds underwent Fuge changes in a relatively short time span either way this new discovery bridges the gap in the knowledge of how these creatures developed one other story Democrats say they will publish the articles of impeachment against president trump later today thanks for listening to the news from distribution of the BBC world service in the US is supported by C. three dot A. 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"karakoram" Discussed on KCRW
"I shot like that again my teeth would fly out most would be with us okay let them do it the one that that the US she covers her mouth and giggles she's only got about forty that flood was likely caused when an unstable lake formed on the local places it's cold altered and when that like bus it cause flash flooding across northern packs down with three great mountain ranges meet the Himalayas the Hindu Kush of the Karakoram residents have long relied on the seven thousand glace is nestled here for their livelihoods they treat them like living beings but now the melting foster than ever before the shrinking about half of the performing on stable lakes at least thirty might bust the main driving factor is global warming that's David Mauldin he's the director general of the International Center of integrated mountain development it focuses on these ranges we got some of the best glaciologist together from the region looking at what's happening to the glaciers he says the mountains a heating up faster than the plains below if we stick to the present emission trends will lose two thirds of our glaciers we wanted to see what a shrinking Lacy looks like so we scrambled up a nearby mountain to see the old to chalazia places could be black or white the old that is black because of all the rock and dust and dirt and suit it has absorbed we just kind of let me tell you what we can say Hey does a ravine that black thing is the glaze scea Hey so with me is not the in the guide what was it before this clay SEEA big mission was there now is almost around fifty meters big listed a shrinking and residents are taking action to adopt in the how to valley they're preparing for the next big flood well because of preparing a pause so because can reach this area to clear debris foster therefore define parts of the river bank to prevent the next flood from washing away more lands in all the villages folks planting trees to slow down flash floods they're also installing only monitoring systems one village Coleman is waiting for the wind to fund a supporting role to block the path of Iglesia.
"karakoram" Discussed on KCRW
"I shot like that again my teeth would fly out most would be with us okay let them do it the one that that the US she covers her mouth and giggles she's only got about forty that flood was likely caused when an unstable lake formed on the local places it's cold altered and when that like bus it cause flash flooding across northern packs don with three great mountain ranges meet the Himalayas the Hindu Kush of the Karakoram residents have long relied on the seven thousand glace is nestled here for their livelihoods they treat them like living beings but now they melting foster than ever before the shrinking about half of the performing unstable lakes at least thirty might bust the main driving factor is global warming that's David Mauldin he's the director general of the International Center of integrated mountain development it focuses on these ranges we got some of the best glaciologist together from the region looking at what's happening to the glaciers he says the mountains a heating up faster than the plains below if we stick to the present emission trends will lose two thirds of our glaciers we wanted to see what a shrinking Lacy looks like so we scrambled up a nearby mountain to see the into chalazia places can be black or white the old that is black because of all the rock and dust and dirt and suit it has absorbed we just kind of let me tell you what we can say Hey there's a ravine that black thing is the glaze scea okay so with me is not the in the guide what was it before this chalazia digression was there now is almost around fifty meters big listed a shrinking and residents are taking action to adopt in the how to valley they're preparing for the next big flood well because of preparing a pot so because can reach this area to clear debris foster therefore find parts of the river bank to prevent the next flood from washing away more lands in all the villages folks planting trees to slow down flash floods they're also installing only monitoring systems one village Coleman is waiting for the wind to fund a supporting role to block the path of Iglesia that threatens to flood and wash them away a resident Russian he's only got one name says in some villages with Iglesias of dried up they're trying to grow new ones using a local technique they met in the process the mating process he says they mate male and female places in Glacier grafting you must have male and female last year the glaciers which is which is covered by mark on other materiel status man the glaciers which is clean that too is he says residents collect hundreds of pounds of laci lice and transported to a shady mountainside with I hope it will take root and form a new place yeah so it's like you could planted in it will grow Google within five years scientists I spoke to say there's no proof that it works but it shows how desperate residents saw and they confused like panel that farmer in the house to valley I think maybe start a lot more CD just says she's untruthful their efforts to lessen the severity of the next flood will work system to look out for with the laptop she says she's not sure if it's worth staying on the land if she has to live in fear of it do you have date NPR news the hot shoe valley and you're listening to weekend edition from NPR news this is doctor Michael Wilkes with a second opinion Ernestine is a seventeen year old homeless woman who came to see me yesterday morning just a few hours after she was discharged from hospital emergency department her arm was in a sling and was wrapped from her fingers all the way up to her shoulders in white dressing her other arm also had a white dressing with a large spot of dried blood in the center when I saw her all wrapped up in bandages my first comment was wholly Carol what happened during the scene her first comment to me was I am so lucky and I have so much to be thankful for she told me how the previous night she was viciously attacked and stabbed by her former boyfriend just two days before she and I had talked about her need to get a restraining order after she explained the details of the assault she again spoke of how thankful she was to put this in context for at least six months she had been homeless she had been living on the street after being kicked out of her home by her mother she had to drop out of school she lost contact with your brothers and sisters and she usually could only afford to eat one meal a day and now she was brutally assaulted and she was grateful gratitude is a positive emotion felt when one realizes that someone else has given you something of value psychologists have suggested that gratitude plays a pivotal role in promoting positive social relationships which are essential in a well functioning society gratitude signals a kindness and motivates the Grateful individual often a relative stranger to reciprocate the pro social behavior studies show that Experian sing gratitude directly facilitates repayment of the favor with a kind act in return this is a sort of cycle of kindness among a highly social species human beings Ernestine explained that she had so much to be thankful for the medical care she received at the hospital the woman who found her after the attack and drove her to the hospital and the few people in her life who really cared about her I was silent how could this woman practice gratitude at a moment like this in her life as we approach the thanksgiving holiday it seems appropriate to consider how the practice of gratitude supports our own well being research in the area of positive psychology provides evidence demonstrating that practicing gratitude has enormous impact on our physical indoor motional health it turns out the gratitude causes the release of the neuro transmitter dopamine in key areas of the brain the health effects of gratitude range from increasing happiness to focusing less on material objects to reducing Bernau to sleeping better to being less tired and being more resilient as Ernestine discovered if there is one thing a person can do to increase their health and happiness expressing gratitude might be it so happy thanksgiving and remember how fortunate you are this is doctor Michael Wilkes with a second opinion a second opinion with doctor Michael Wilkes airs Sundays at six thirty five and eight thirty five AM and can be streamed and podcast at.
"karakoram" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I shot like that again my teeth would fly down most would be with us okay let them do it the one that that the US she covers her mouth and giggles she's only got about forty that flood was likely caused when an unstable lake formed on the local place here it's cold altered and when that like bus it cause flash flooding across northern packs down with three great mountain ranges mate the Himalayas the Hindu Kush of the Karakoram residents have long relied on the seven thousand glace is nestled here for their livelihoods they treat them like living beings but now the melting foster than ever before the shrinking about half of them forming on stable lakes at least thirty might bust the main driving factor is global warming that's David Mauldin he's the director general of the International Center of integrated mountain developments it focuses on these ranges we got some of the best glaciologist together from the region looking at what's happening to the glaciers he says the mountains a heating up faster than the plains below if we stick to the present emission trends will lose two thirds of our glaciers we wanted to see what a shrinking Lacy looks like so we scrambled up a nearby mountain to see the old have chalazia places can be black or white the old that is black because of all the rock and dust and dirt and suit it has absorbed how we just climbed up let me tell you what we can say Hey there's a ravine that black thing is the glaze scea Hey so with me is not the in the guide what was it before this chalazia the aggression was there now is almost around fifty meters big listed a shrinking and residents are taking action to adopt in the how to valley they're preparing for the next big flood well because of preparing a pause so because can reach this area to clear debris foster therefore find parts of the river bank to prevent the next flood from washing away more lands in all the villages folks planting trees to slow down flash floods they're also installing only monitoring systems one village Coleman is waiting for the wind to fund a supporting role to block the path of Iglesia that threatens to flood and wash them away a resident Russian he's only got one name says in some villages with Iglesias of dried up they're trying to grow new ones using a local technique the matting process the mating process he says they might male and female glaces inflation grafting you must have male and female last year the glaciers which is which is covered by mark on other materiel status man the glaciers which is clean that is he says residents collect hundreds of pounds of laci lice and transported to a shady mountainside with I hope it will take root and form a new place yeah so it's like you could planted and it will grow if Google reading five scientists I spoke to say there's no proof that it works but it shows how desperate residents saw and that confused like final that farmer in the house to valley I think maybe start a lot more CV says she's unsure full the efforts to lessen the severity of the next level work Justin to look out for one two level she says she's not sure if it's worth staying on the land if she has to live in fear of it do you have date NPR news the hot shoe valley and you're listening to weekend edition from NPR news one is this year's breakout performances in an American movie was by a Chinese actress she made her U. S. debut in the film the fare well playing a grandmother whose family doesn't want to tell her she has cancer here she is teaching her granddaughter played by Aquafina how to do tai chi hold on hold on although there's already buzz for Joe should gin and Thursday she was nominated for an independent spirit award here is NPR's on the lead the buckle we find Joshua Jennette glitzy holiday party at the art deco sunset tower hotel among the gas sipping cocktails eating orders and taking in the city views are actors Adam Sandler Willem Dafoe and the new Batman Robert Pattinson likes to gin all of these stars that in the studio a twenty fourth party were nominated for spirit awards and there's talk of more accolades to con very colorful there's a lot going on through her Mandarin interpreter she Jen says this is her first Hollywood party actually her first time.
How Could Artificial Glaciers Hydrate the Himalayas?
"Discussions about climate change tend to focus on low lying areas like coastal cities yet people who live at higher elevations also feel it's negative effects including fresh water shortages to help these folks get by the duckie inventor named Sonum one Schuch has created a line of artificial glaciers called called. I stoop as their restoring frozen water so it can be used hydrate crops in the driest stretch of the year. Glacial meltwater is a necessity for most villages judges in Lubbock a region of northern India. The DOC sits on the debt and plateau between the Karakoram and the Himalayan mountain ranges this elevated terrain is is world famous for its is supply Abedin Plateau and surrounding mountains contain more ice than any other non polar area on earth. Much of this is stored up in glaciers. His will help feed vital Asian waterways the young Zee the Mekong and Indus rivers. Unfortunately those glaciers are receding because of climate change between two thousand and three in two thousand fourteen the ones located near the Brahmaputra River source lost six point nine billion cubic miles of ice. That's twenty eight point. Eight billion in cubic kilometers with glaciers some seasonal melting is expected but normally winter snowfall allows glaciers to replace the melted ice. They lose during the springtime however across the plateau. Glaciers are no longer getting enough annual snowfall to offset their lost water and so many of them have been dwindling in size as a cold desert. The dock area sees very little rainfall receiving an average of two to three inches per year. That's about fifty to seventy millimeters meters. The summer months of June through August. Do get a modest amount of precipitation however that's also when a large quantity of melted water from neighbouring mountain. Glaciers enters the streams teams. That depends on a steady water flow fills the streams during the winter as well yet because of the frozen ground and low air temperatures. The farmers can't hint grow crops during the coldest months of the year. According to an Chook winter water gets under utilized as a result demand for meltwater grows exponentially in April April in May when the life-sustaining crops of wheat buckwheat and barley need to be sown and hydrated. But in the springtime before the glacial water arrives enforce the streams often run dry. Climate Change has worsened. The problem a twenty seventeen study found that over the past six decades about twenty percent of the permanent ice ice preserves and the Docs home state have disappeared that translates to less meltwater for the locals hoping to solve these water woes. A civil engineer by the the name of Chihuahua North L. devised an innovative reservoir system in the nineteen eighties and I hope I'm saying his name correctly I couldn't find a pronunciation using dams and channels nor fell L. diverted large volumes of glacial water into Manmade Lakes on the shady sides of mountains where it froze into blocks come springtime. The ice would melt and be sent downhill the farms and villages eligible by way of canal. But this ice melted to quickly so the water tended to run out before the summer rains arrived in two thousand thirteen Wangchuk deduced I ice in Norfolk dams melted so fast because too much of it was exposed to direct sunlight. When chook figured that if he could somehow freeze the ice into a conical tower with the narrow oh end aimed skyward much less surface area would be exposed to make his frozen stalagmites when Chook devised an irrigation system? That's brilliant in its simplicity. implicity the major component is a long pipeline most of this is buried deep underground with one end tapping into a glacial stream or naturally occurring reservoir high high in the mountains through the tube the water rushes in the direction of populated areas at lower altitudes. No moving parts are electrical gizmos are needed to keep the liquid water flowing. Gravity does the trick it also pushes the water into the final stage of its journey downhill. The pipeline connects at a sharp angle to another narrower pipe. That rises soil standing vertically like a telephone pole as the saying goes water seeks its own level gravity pretty and pressure gained by flow through the narrowing pipe together naturally propel the liquid straight up that pipe until it flies out of a sprinkler on the pipes raised tip high in the air. The spray encounters atmospheric temperatures in the ballpark of negative four degrees Fahrenheit. That's about negative twenty Celsius or lower before landing it freezes. He's a solid forming a large cone of ice around the vertical pipe. The cones distinctive shape resembles that Stupa which are traditional Buddhist prayer monuments that have graced creased look for thousands of years. Hence when Chook and his associates have taken to calling the new glacier like structures I status the ducks ice Tubas meltdown meltdown in late spring. Right when the need for liquid water is greatest. The prototypical stupa erected in the winter of two thousand thirteen contained about forty thousand gallons. That's about one hundred hundred and fifty thousand liters of frozen water and lasted until may eighteenth of two thousand fourteen. Since then numerous others have been constructed. Single Stupa has is watered as many as five thousand newly planted trees standing at sixty feet eighteen meters tall. It held a breathtaking five hundred and thirty thousand gallons. That's two million liters a frozen water. Others may someday exceed one hundred feet about thirty meters in height and hold two point six million gallons or ten million liters of water outside India. The stupas have spread to countries like Switzerland in two thousand sixteen. When tooks icy brainchild earned him a coveted Rolex award for enterprise But I- stupid are not without their critics. went to in companies legal right to divert. Glacial meltwater has been challenged by a group of the duckie villagers furthermore anymore although the stupas are meant to help sustain human life they won't reverse the Tibetan Plateau's worrisome climate trends but if Homo sapiens is to survive on a changing Jin planet will need to reevaluate the ways. We use an store water. Projects like this can kick start those
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"It's three hours to walk around the country but it would be like places like when my trip through through box car chrome highway. That's where I felt like it was just in a in a in a place so far removed from the world. I came down from from China. You're traveling by land. On the Karakoram highway been buried by an avalanche You had to get on to vote for hour and a half get to the avalanche. Climb over the ledge travel in local transportation to we twelve days to pass Pakistan I think I talked to about a train ticket. Once I talked to One woman. Women are invisible. Everybody's in our community gotta show welcome us as well. You feel like you're you really have no contact with a Western worth. What makes it special just? This one thing is to go to new APP lesson place to his various people another things go to places that heads full of people like is two hundred million people and be absent surrounded by people dressed in a different way. Bobby's different beliefs and you stick out so much and I most places stick maybe in Sweden. I'd go undercover Sweden or Denmark. I'm six four Amazon when I when I have hair I I stick out very much there. I could be a welcome I into welcome or could be a target so when we're looking at your question that you completed a visiting every country in the world what was one of the more challenging visas but there are a couple of these. I've had took awhile to get like irretrievable. You retrieve was I've heard funny reading the Password. Somehow I'd friends or going on a on a on a group tour When Canadian American they applied from their countries. I went to the embassy in London in London and I said is accurate. Apply here city. Sure just just call and follow up so I called. They say they've submitted is moderate. The local incumbent agency has never December come. I'm calling every few days for weeks and weeks. The guys hang on over resented for some reason L. of jerking me around your wet me. They have people at the immigration as Marlins he hasn't arrived on no proof. I mean it's easy to say. Don't we can process you. But for some reason this whole dance to like two months and a port the mission. So then how did he eventually get it eventually like a year year or so later on my found someone to to give visa on arrival? And it worked very smoothly. And who is that? It was it was Kasai. Been honey. And he's an individual who works with the airlines. They're like supplying like foreign foreign experts. Who Need to come and fix planes so all the time. He has a process therapies. Bring them in to as we use well-connected in fact he's the my last night there had dinner with him. He'd gone to school with the current president. Afford icke same descend generation very cool rubbing shoulders. Vip's was at least. I WANNA go back to Libya because Libya I mean as you said closed off from the world for so many years Now it's just a mess under civil war To country so many people want to visit you working with In the tourism industry. Were you working with the Ministry of towards them or a local Torkham to operator? Okay and were you living in Tripoli of simply Milan important groups had played out? Okay and will you do marketing sales? I was the interface between the operator and all of the groups overcoming so so I was that obviously I was more responsive than the competition. So I'm guessing pretty good too of course partners from the. Us awesome so you were working with them three years or how a couple years okay. A couple of years so How many times are you able to go down? And visit or total amount of time in country said when like five or six times great. And you know we all know Tripoli. We know the Sahara. What share with me. A top highlight of Libya. Would I need to say one? Which is a little bit farther away. Most who in Ninety Square to Tripoli in the Go-to left US Magda love the Roman relent or subrata. There's episcopa- dummies which is let which is Sort of South West in the direction of Timbuktu okay. That was a caravan route. Yeah it's right nestled there on the Tunisian Algerian border it would is that into old old sort of caravan town. I'm in the middle or on the side of the desert and it's constructed as mazing way where you're basically out of the the son. You're these big big chimneys where the Lichen come in. But that but they he doesn't you live almost underground city sort of blocked away from from okay since interested in. Libya. I haven't been. Give me one other policing need to visit eastern Libya. You have also the case. Is it an Ikea? We have the Greek ruins. You have these ruins. You have the temple of Zeus which is as big as the Parthenon in Athens not as well preserved. We had that big breakers for close to two degrees and that's also called the that. The the greenhills actually pretty green. Lush up in up in the hills there and you have a few quick ruin sites awesome so that what's my whistle even a bit more so hopefully things will settle down for the people and give me an opportunity to visit and go beyond AAA. This debate never ends pair For those of you are in the facebook group. Every passport stamp every fifth post is debating what counts as a visit. What your rule. When you're visiting a country well personnel like to go to country and see what is important to see I've tried to like even. In the smallest countries San Marino lethal sign every one of these twenty four hours and even Africa the smallest countries of these two or three days. And I've tried immediately. We all try to have a rule that we try to apply until we can't and I broke my rule. Actually I'm I've never really been active online but six months ago. I join every passports. Dan and great news came all in one week about the Saudi E Visa Shattuck Visa and Yemen be accessible from Salawah. So I did the day trip across and broke my rule but it does have a place where Yemen is one the countries that would most like to go back to that whole region. Ireland's but the but the main. I broke the rule because I didn't want to visit all the countries except Yemen in having hanging and only do like a short visit the end just to finish so I ended up doing it last year. in in November and I finished up on easy country which is Columbia. And did you travel by yourself when you did the day trip from Salau Actually the every password sent community is really quite good on helping each other and there was a couple of recommendations on fixtures as I two of them. I contacted when you can't do that. You know it's it's a little dicey now and they're one is more wheeler-dealer no I'm probably relatives at the border across him. And I got across that way so speaking of that in assessing risk so if you speak to two local you many guys fixture guides and one tells you it's not safe. Why wasn't that enough for you to say? Oh I'm talking to local. Who makes his money off bringing people into Yemen and he says? Don't go well actually. It wasn't the first one with an a safety. Issue was more between a becker. The border okay says I was in fact that little corner of Yemen is sort of a peaceful around the way location. So it's it's pretty safe. I mean it was a very funny village means just to do a day trip and come back and I know people who've been Yemen years pass they said is absolute highlight of that region excellent. What so what? What's your take. I mean there's been a rash of fastest and youngest travelers. Who are going. After Guinness World Records A number of them are doing what say cheats or hacked. I E counting an airport is a visit walking into Parmesan J. Village over the north and South Korean. Dmz and counting walking through the Blue quonset hut as visiting North Korea. When you walk into the fire under the conference room is that is that travel. Is that a visit. Does that count? What's your thought of these people trying to set these records? Well the fact is you ever says already been claimed. Some resort have been the first of all the countries. These other things about being the the fast is being the youngest. I mean. I'm not really competing in that segment and I really compete against anyone and in fact. I think Guinness Guinness actually set certain rules. Yup I believe.
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"Part of the highway. For the engineer call of the Pakistani army, it was these engineers, who built the puck Issan side of the road, which would cut a Paul through thirteen hundred kilometers of rugged high altitude terrain, connecting Cashcall in western China with Islamabad. In pakistan. The Karakoram highway known as the friendship highway in China, was started in nineteen fifty nine due to the difficult conditions under which it was constructed. It's also sometimes referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. It's unique. There is no semblance of this kind of terrain in the world. It has some sixty peaks, averaging six thousand six hundred meters kind of bad is the oldest, but a nightmare for the road builders. Peres Akmal was a twenty eight year old major with the Pakistani engineer cool when he was put in charge of a hundred kilometers stretch of road just a year before the Karakoram highway was opened to the public Burr joined in my capacity. As one of the company commanders of road maintenance battalion during the course of that I was not just looking at that hundred kilometer plus rich that I had to maintain also had a number of opportunities, right? Up to conjure up and see. Maltings happening in the process, also see the Chinese during the leftover works. The Kunjirap pass as a high two four thousand seven hundred meters lies close to the border between Pakistan, and China in the Karakoram mountains, will their construction had started in nineteen Fifty-nine, a road, connecting Pakistan to China, was something that had been needed since the founding of the country in nineteen forty seven very soon after partition the Indians annexed allowed part of Kashmir and there was a route that was gone. We've left only with the cars on value. Now this route had a big problem. It was only open for three months and nine hundred fifty eight when general Huber taken over and he was the president. He ordered the Gilgit Curragh route to be developed this get through, it would become the Karakoram highway, the Chinese got involved in the construction of the highway, strategic and trade reasons they were particularly keen to have access to. Pakistan's deepwater port thousands of kilometers further south. The Chinese certainly was because of their something like seven thousand five hundred kilometers of border with uses are diverted Russian fleet. It was then they also had India which had a misadventure in nineteen sixty to talk of some other access to the warm waters. It was through Buxton, major Akmal says the Pakistanis, what ill prepared for the huge number of difficulties the roof, foles landslides, the high altitude, and they would live in tents and never allowed to construct any bags for themselves because of safety reasons. Nope. Because of the resources. Did he get very cold? Oh, yes. In other places you can have a frostbite as a sunburn at the same time. So how would you acclimatize? You do not just start climbing without quite taking pauses. For instance, if you would reach job, you should have had at least two three stop over's of three or four days, each at Nisar heights before you reach something like sixteen thousand feet when it came to us, we made our force land their contract without acclimatization a move that, like, for you to come to those conditions. What did it mean? It was a challenge. I loved excursion at times. I would also track uphill trying, and finding where the slide starts occurring, and at times, taking risks that all youngsters do be enjoyed working conditions, the building of the road at such high altitude. And in such a remote region. Raise many challenges. The engineers often, they'd complete a section of rose, only for it to be destroyed by Foltz all landslides. Lot of explosive had been used and that would trigger mountain slides very often. We live like soldiers we were facing debt, fever facing injuries and casualties. And we lost a soldier on every mile and almost as many civilians, they were like mountaineers rickety Radames, and they were hang up in the mountains, and try and make some Bislett gut, and then make a road which is not an easy task by the nineteen seventies, the Chinese who are better equipped came over the border to help sending ten thousand road builders into Pakistan to complete the highway. It's estimated that about eight hundred Pakistanis about two hundred Chinese workers lost lives during the construction for the twenty four hour job, people use to Oregon shifts, of course, working by night was very. A very hazardous wet was extremely hard. But was at beautiful described the scenery teaming. What was it like wal beautiful understatement on Spiring? The mighty Indus and rugged mountains all around from them would flow. The various Rabin's back kind.
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"A tiny amount. Communist, China I started trying to control his population in the ninety seventy s most provinces pasta laws to stop capos for having more than two children, a ninety seven nine. Men employed by the state could lose their jobs. If they had a second child heavily pregnant women were forced to have abortions in some cases, couples allowed to pay a fine and Cape. The second child propaganda slogans, promote nepal-ec where everywhere they appeared on TV in newspapers on public transport. And I'm Bill, both in cities and all those in villages your job or a baby. Think about it. It's serious cut. You Philippian tubes. Make your whole family proud in ninety eighty two eight became national policy to restrict families to just one child only a few pro provinces and some ethnic minorities were exempts a ninety three at the height of the one child drive and not long after Joe gonna ho- second. Daughter had be forcibly adopted. He was sent to work. Work has birth control official for six months. Hey so abortions sterilizations and they cover caisson of peoples property. We were told by a senior official that if people broke the rules, we could come off to them for whatever they most feared losing. For example, we could take away villages delays in winter or a farmer's cows in spring. TV sets beds do vase, or any other valuable belongings. They took everything as leverage to force families to pay fines. But even after the parents had paid fines to officials it didn't mean that second child was officially recognized after job on her left to the birth control team. One of his friends told him what his wife had gone through in nineteen eighty three. My friend's wife have been hiding in the house ever since she got pregnant with their second child. She never went out let someone tipped off the family planning agents a team of about eight. Birth control agents came to the village to get her to have an abortion, the wife ran away, but she couldn't run very quickly as she was heavily pregnant the team quarter and put her in van the driver was very sympathetic when they were about three miles away from the hospital that Dr deliberately slammed on the brakes in the confusion. My friend's wife escaped it was nearly midnight and she hit an Patty field. The birth control team could not find she then walked to her own mother's house, which was about seven miles away, three days later, she gave birth to a baby. But the birth control team came on the couple had to pay a fine as policy took Hoed joke on her remembers village. Being forced to have their Lopion chips tied to prevent them becoming pregnant. Has a shoe that there was a shabby clinic by the side of the road. The windows facing the road were broken so processed by could see exactly what was happening inside. It was totally inhumane, about thirty people in our village women and men. In fact, were forced to get their tubes tied after having a second child. Women also had their abortions there, it was so brutal I stood outside with others. I also heard some babies crying, and then they went quiet. No bystander was able to stop what was happening because it was protected by law. If you're against it, you were breaking the law and would end up being taken away by the police in nineteen eighty four the rules changed again. Capos in some rural areas were allowed to have a second child. If they're festival was ago, a song was considered more helpful informing communities like everyone joke. On her new the rose. But as he and his wife only had one daughter in their family. They still wanted to try for a song. But if you chair depended on the most powerful person in their community. The local communist party secretary. My family had a bad relationship with villages party secretary his family, cursed us whenever they went past our door for not having had any sons I was angry. I wanted to have a son to win back. My family's dignity, the communist party had the power to find employees from the public purse as punishment for having more than one child. But some people in village had got away with it. So when Joe goal hers wife got pregnant, he thought they had a chance. Would when my wife got pregnant belly wasn't that office? So we took a chance, my wife managed to hide her bump, and even left the village to give birth but I was unlucky someone tipped off the officials and I lost my job, and I wasn't entitled to any land to farm, a neither was my some they deprived us of the ability to earn a living for two generations. We were very poor after that by some and my first daughter had to drop out of middle school on her believes he was unfairly treated. He has spent twenty years petitioning the government demanding his job back and is seeking compensation. He has been imprisoned toys, after being accused of destabilising society in recent days. China has abandoned these one child policy and now encourage couples to have a second child to base. They labor. Allocate in increasingly agents, -ociety, it's believed that up to four hundred million births represented by the one child policy Yang Jiao, our final story this week also touches on China. It's more than five years now since president Xi Jinping announced the am bishops belt and roadway initiative, designed to open up button. They transport infrastructure, akin to the old Silkroad trading route, but China's desire for links going west stretch back much further in time. For example, it was in nineteen seventy nine that the Karakoram highway linking China and Pakistan was finally opened the public at the time. It was seen as one of the great engineering feats of the twentieth, century. Hi, there has been speaking to retired Major General Perez Atma, who worked on the Pakistani.
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"Karakoram highway will say known as the friendship highway in China was started in nineteen fifty nine due to the difficult conditions under which was constructed. It's also sometimes to as the eighth one of the world. It's unique no semblance of this kind of Attaran in the would sixty peaks averaging six thousand six hundred meters kinda bad ice. But the nightmare full orbited. Perez was a twenty eight year old major with the puck istani engineer cool when he was put in charge of one hundred kilometers stretch of road. Just a year the full the Karakoram highway was opened to the public joined capacity is one of the company come onto the road maintenance battalion during the course of that. I was not just looking at their hundred kilometer plus that I have to maintain also had a number of opportunities your right of condo. And seeing all things happening in the process would also see the Chinese doing leftover works Kunjirap pass as a high two full thousand seven hundred meters lies close to the border between Pakistan and China in the Karakoram mountains will they construction had started in nineteen Fifty-nine a road, connecting Pakistan to China was something that had been needed since the founding of the country in nineteen forty seven. Soon off to the Indians annexed a large part of Kashmir. And there was a route. That was going we've left only with the on value. Now this suit had a big problem. It was only open for three months in a year and nine hundred fifty eight then you've taken over and he was the president. He ordered the Gilgit Rudra Newt to be developed this get through it would become the Karakoram highway. The Chinese got involved in the construction of the highway strategic and trade reasons, they were particularly keen to have access Pucca sons deepwater port thousands of kilometers further south the Chinese certainly was because of their something like seven thousand five hundred kilometers of border with uses are Russian fluted, then they also had India, which they've had a misadventure in nineteen sixty to talk some excess to the warm waters. It was through Buxton on. The Pakistan side the road was constructed by the frontier works can is Asian who employed the Pakistani army corps of engineers, major alcohol says the puck is what ill prepared for the huge number of difficulties the roof falls landslides, the high altitude and the puck astonished soldiers will poorly equipped, but considered to be in the original area and live in tents and never allowed to construct anybody's for them since because of safety reasons. Nope of because of the resources the money each one of them were living late the soldiers live in the field. There was no concept of making them comfortable. Get very cold. Oh, yes. You can have frostbite as sunburn at the same time and cannot afford to reach drive and start working and Lizzy acclimatized. How would you acclimatize you do not start climbing without quite taking pauses, for instance, if you would reach job you to at least two three stop over's of three or four days each at heights before you each something like sixteen thousand feet came to us. We made force learned. Without on the Atlanta vision and. With the help. And what was that like for you to come to those conditions? What did it mean at that time was young marriage? And that was a challenge, and I love the excursion at times, I would also trek. Uphill trying and finding the Slade stocks, cutting and time sticking risks. That's all youngsters do be enjoyed working commissions the building of the road at such high altitude. I mean such a remote region as many challenges for the engineers often, they'd complete a section of road only for it to be destroyed by foles or landslides Lord of explosive had been used and that would trigger mountain slides very often living soldiers facing debt, fever facing injuries and the V lost a soda on every might and almost as many civilians the mountaineers. Rickie kind of rattles, and they were hang up in the mountains and try and make some and then make a road which is not an easy task by the nineteen seventies. The Chinese who better equipped came over the to help sending ten thousand road builders into Pakistan to complete the highway. It's estimated that about eight hundred Pakistan's about two hundred Chinese has Los alive steering. The construction for the twenty four hour job. People used to work in shifts. Of course, working by night was very very hazardous wet extremely hard. But at peaceful describes the scenery to me, what was it like wall? Beautiful understatement on spotting the.
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"To Land Cruiser or whatever. So how were you traveling? Well, this case when I reached the border between Iran and Pakistan. There was. A you. Due to two guys from from France. The one was the father in law, and the other was the son-in-law and they decided to drive this car from France to Pakistan, and then I arrive they had some extra space os just put into the back of their car and hanging out with them for the next four or five days while the levies and or the military and the police would be a head of us. And it's not like all the time. Looking across your rifle looking scouting for like, it's the rifle over your shoulder and taking it easy coffee tea smiling, so fees and nice, greetings. And it's very relaxed. It does feel like it might not be all that necessary. But, but who knows so you have that and Baluchistan is unbelievably interesting in the aspect that doesn't seem like they really cared too much about that part of the country until recently the Chinese. Are expanding aggressively in the world that doing so well, financially, and and many other ways and they want to open up the western part of China. So they are they're almost they almost completed that this point a corridor between western China through the Karakoram highway through Baluchistan in Pakistan, and they built a huge port on the coast of Baluchistan somewhere at the Arabian Sea. So they're going to be opening that up for trade and development within western China. And that means that Pakistan's government needs to get Baluchistan in order. So that needs to be a lot safer, and that's actually what they're doing now. But really as you said Baluchistan is just a part of Pakistan and Pakistan is completely underrated. It's safe. It's amazing. Everyone should go to Pakistan, I met at least fifty people who I spoke to about India and everyone. I met in Pakistan without hesitating for a second set something nice about India. Everyone said that it's amazing country culture. The the prosperity that the that India's going through that they want to go and visit sometime if they can everyone's no one said anything negative about India any point. And I'm not quite sure that that favor was returned. When I was in India. So I think the media plays in how we think about various countries while also as we speak. There was a attack from India into Pakistan. Well, warplanes going into just remember like look at look at the number. So India is one of the largest populations on the planet. It's more than a billion people who how many people were involved in that attack and Pakistan is a country with two hundred million people, and these are just families and students and people go to work, and the, you know, like music and sports how many people are in Pakistan involved in these attacks or this hostility. So the. Will report on these very very few people on on one horrific incident. And then the meatiest completely silent about everyone else who's just going on about life yet. Why think I think that's a debate or struggle that we all have as travelers in this community? So both of us recently and Minmar, I think you had a very positive impression. Absolutely. The people you met extremely friendly. Extremely help fall. I feel the same way these are fantastic people. But in the same way, there is the issue with the Rohingyas. So there are hundreds of thousands of people who are being torn from their homes. There's some people who are being killed and raped. So the people we personally interacted with might have absolutely nothing to do with that situation. But we're talking hundreds of thousands of people being affected. So should that color or experienced? Should we avoid or boycott visiting a country like Minmar who involved with a situation like that? Well, we need to we need to see both sides at the same time. I think we tend to focus on one side of the other. Now, what is what's the population of me? And that would be about sixty million people. And we're talking hundreds of thousands of people definitely maybe even millions of people were fleeing into safety fleeing violence in south western state, close to bundle addition moving into Bangladesh..
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"And I came back at four o'clock and two of us were told the same thing we were told that the Chinese in Beijing needed to take a closer look at us, and that would take at least a month, and it was emphasized several times at least a month. And at the end of that month, we still wouldn't know if it would be so or not and on top of that throughout that entire period. The Chinese would need to hold onto our passports everyone else got their visas right there, and then and they left with big smiles on their faces, and I was left with the choice between leaving my passport at the Chinese embassy for at least a month or getting matassa put back, but then I wasn't applying for the visa and that was the decision. I made if I had to wait a month than the Karakoram highway would close up with snow. My Pakistani visa would expire and also. It's a cold time to be an Petar. So yes, I took my passport back and then had to look at my options. I was kicking a lot of things for a while though. And then very quickly reorganized and decided, okay, I'm on a detour here, I will get to Pakistan. I will get to Pakistan before December nineteen and being that the country only borders, China and Russia, and I couldn't go to China. Russia was the way to go, and I decided to get onto transsiberian railway was a five day train journey from willin Petar to Moscow and the Russians were not too happy about me crossing directly from Russia to Georgia. So they suggested I would take a different route. So I had to redo my documents one more time come back to the Russian embassy, and then I had redone it to go to Ukraine, which you might have thought they would have some issues, but that was fine. So then from Moscow. Got with a train and other day to get to Edessa and from Desa, I could get with the ferry which brought me to Georgia and in Georgia could apply for a new visa for Iran. I'd already done this online. So I just had to pick that up and actually funny thing because the president of the United States, Donald Trump had said previously, it said that anyone who goes to Iran cannot go to the United States of America the Iranians had responded by the they started issuing Sa's? So you do not get any stamps within your passport. And in this case, I was the first person in Georgia to apply for a visa after that had had been set into motion. So I got EBC number zero zero zero zero zero zero one, and then I crossed Armenia and from menia back into Iran, and all of these countries mentioning here our country had already been to. So it's just. Moore transit and the cross Iran which took another couple of days also by train, and then met some interesting people near the Pakistani border, people smoking opium, and what not talking about gun trades and this, but peaceful. Nice people went into Baluchi STAN, which is one St. of of five or six states in Pakistan. It's also the more wild west kind of state of Pakistan. So armed guards were required for a total of four or five days eventually made it out of Baluchistan into some of the other states in Pakistan, which were just absolutely nice and fine and safe and friendly and the people were unbelievable..
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"Got on the second ships. I had to wait for a bit the second ship brought me up through the Red Sea and all the way up through towards the Suez canal super interesting, and then I got off that ship in Egypt, and then from Egypt's that was not planning on going straight from Egypt to. Israel because that would provide me with an exit stamp from Egypt. I wanted to go to Jordan and then from Jordan cross the Albani, exactly. And then get into Israel because the Jordanian side will not stamp you out and Israel's not step you in. Then it will be invisible in my passports. However, there was a huge holiday coming up in Israel. And then they would be shutting down the borders. So it decided in order not to lose time to heck with it just crossed directly from Egypt and into Israel, which would have been one of my most interesting border crossings, I think in terms of security and safety and being taken completely apart. Usually, I can pack my bags and five or six minutes. I think after the Railly's taking everything apart took me almost an hour to everything back into the bags. What were the Israelis going through your passport with the fine tooth comb own not just that? Like, they basically stripped me down to my underwear and felt my skin to see if there's anything under my skin. They were very polite. They were very professional there were very cautious. Again, I have my passport which has stamps from every conflict at country in the world at this point. I know they're looking at it. There's there's ghanistan well, not at that point. I guess there wasn't enough ghanistan, but there would have been Yemen that would have been Libya that would have been Somalia, I would have been a number of countries, which would raise their eyebrows. So they took their time with me. Glad you made it in. I'm to point to the interview on counting countries with dusty fund Heller who ended up having to hire a and Isreaeli attorney who helped him eventually get into Israel after multiple attempts and tries. I know you also shared with me you had a twelve thousand Coloma detour. So you just share with us. There's no straight line between Bahrain and Israel. You had to go to numerous countries that took you a month to get there and involve a country ownership and containership. Thirty days of detours in essence, but furred distance wise, you had to do twelve thousand kilometer detour. Also last year share with us that challenge that story of when you were an old on tour the very cold capital of Mongolia. I believe in November. That's right. That was cold, and that's a very large country with a very small population. And the country is landlocked. It's in between two large nations it's between Russia and China, and I was hoping to get the Chinese visas. So I could quickly run through a part of western China. Get to the Karakoram highway and go through the mountain ranges into Pakistan. I had my visa for Pakistan already and visas going to expire on December nineteenth. So I thought I was fine and curriculum high. We had not closed up yet with snow and ice and went to the Chinese embassy, and there were ten fifteen other tourists and travelers there and we applied for the our visas, and then everyone was told to come back at four o'clock after going to the Bank and paying the amount of money needed for the visa and then providing the receipt except for me. Just told to come back at four o'clock and nut go to the banks already knew something was a bit of..