1/07/2013 Karambar Lake Expedetion. Broghal National Park, Pamir Wakhan Corridor The confluence of Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkwa with Badakhshan, Afghanistan and District Ghizer of Gilgit Baltistan. On of the most remote area of Pakistan Trust me people, there is no place on earth with such a jaw breaking beauty where the sky and the earth meet.
Afghan girl in the village of Sarhad-e Broghil. Many of you were asking if I saw women in Afghanistan. Yes, but most were extremely camera shy, except for the kids. ••••••••••••••••••••• Camera: @sonyalpha A7Rii Lens: Sony 16-35mm F4 ••••••••••••••••••••• #afghanistan#portrait
I recently sent a program update about strategic planning & trying new ways forward without a fear of being “wrong”. A field visit week later I found myself at an unexpected juncture; naked, with part of the team I lead, in a revered hot spring atop a mountain. The lovely ladies I’m sharing a huge bath with explain the hole midway up the rock wall is a particularly special place Pamiris climb to focus a wish and be blessed. Getting discreetly up inside the dark bottomless space proved effortless, and I felt quietly but deeply moved by the miraculous hope brought continually into that sacred crevice. But, what goes up must also come down. Without the width to leap out, she who goes up and also gives those bobbing below feedback must slip and tip, flop and plop on back down. Perhaps there isn’t a right way to do anything, just various turns of the same needle pointing towards the realization we get too often stuck in different constructs of how we think we need to appear. As it turns out, I wasn’t teaching them any lessons at all. #wanderlust#gratitude#roam#worlderlust#nature#planetearth#explore#village#reflection#passionpassport
Our #mcm today goes out to Thomas Lund! Colloquially known around Ascend HQ as "our Norwegian," he heads up the Norway chapter of Ascend. This means he does it all - fundraising, securing gear sponsorships, media spots - and he does it in Norwegian! In 2017, Thomas and his climbing partner, Sajan, led 5 of the Ascend girls on an expedition in the Wakhan corridor where they set a new record for Afghan women climbing in Afghanistan: 18,079 ft.! Thank you, Thomas! Tusen takk, Thomas! We couldn't do it without you. #nationalvolunteerweek#mancrushmonday#nvw#ivolunteer#heforshe#afghanwomenstrong#womenwhoclimb
Мне старый человек сказал, и я навек запомню эту фразу: Не могут быть красивыми глаза, которые не плакали ни разу. Не может быть красивою душа, которая ни разу не страдала. А человек красив только тогда, когда есть сердце, а не кусок металла. PH: IljaR
the khans of wakhan . we continued past khorog and ishkashim into the wakhan valley, an ancient trade route and zoroastrian stronghold populated by the sublimely hospitable pamir ismaili's and dotted with fortresses, miracle hot springs, buddhist stuppas, and hundreds of muslim and animist shrines. pictured: the ruins of 'zamr-i atash parast' (fortress of the fireworshippers) built in the 3rd-1st c. BC by the leader of the 'siah-posh' (black robed) zoroastrian tribe who ruled the wakhan until their defeat by ali's armies. . #pamirhighway#pamir#pamirs#centralasia#silkroad#ngsilkroad#overlander#freshairclub#jonandjadeontour#fujifeed#fujifilm#tajikistan