Books on Pakistan Highlands

Books by Mustansar Hussain Tararr

Mustansar Hussain Tararr is one of the most prominent writers, artists and travelers of Pakistan. His contribution in the literature and arts is phenomenal and not many others can claim the popularity and respect Mustansar Hussain Tararr earned because of his work. In addition...

Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage

In 1953 Hermann Buhl made the first ascent of Nanga Parbat the ninth-highest mountain in the world, and the third 8,000-metre peak to be climbed, following Annapurna and Everest. It was one of the most incredible and committed climbs ever made. Continuing alone and without supplementary oxygen, B

Ethnobotany of Mastuj Valley, District Chitral Hindukush Range, Pakistan

Mastuj Valley, District Chitral is a remote isolated part of Hindukush range in Pakistan, where the people still retain their traditional knowledge, culture, rituals and dignity. The valley has dry temperate to alpine climate. The elder people are well knowledgeable about the traditional uses of pla

The Ghosts of K2: The Epic Saga of the First Ascent

At 28,251 ft, K2 might be almost 800 ft shorter than Everest, but it’s a far harder climb. In this definitive account, Mick Conefrey grippingly describes the early attempts to reach the summit and provides a fascinating exploration of the first ascent’s complex legacy. From the drug-addicted occ

Glaciers of the Karakoram Himalaya: Glacial Environments, Processes, Hazards and Resources

The Karakoram contains the greatest concentration of glaciers and most of the largest ice masses outside high latitudes. They comprise major stores and sources of fresh water in an otherwise extreme, continental, dry region. As many as 200 million people living downstream, in the valleys of the Indu

To the Top of the World: Alpine Challenges in the Himalaya and Karakoram

Acclaimed as the world's greatest living mountaineer, Reinhold Messner became the first climber to ascend all 14 of the world's 8000 metre peaks. This book is drawn from a selection of his writings, but also includes much previousely unpublished material, and forms a compendium of his major expediti

Trekking in the Karakoram and Hindukush

This guide gives the low-down on trekking the high roads of the roof of the world. It features over 90 detailed road-tested walk descriptions, 24 trekking-route maps, 5 city maps and 5 regional maps. It also contains information on when to go, what to take and where to get supplies. This second e

Elusive Summits: Four expeditions in the Karakoram

Elusive Summits is the award winning first book by British mountaineer Victor Saunders, winner of the 1990 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. Documenting climbs in the 1980s, at a time when the greatest mountains in the greatest ranges had been climbed by numerous routes, collected like

Colliding Continents: A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet

The crash of the Indian plate into Asia is the biggest known collision in geological history, and it continues today. The result is the Himalaya and Karakoram - one of the largest mountain ranges on Earth. The Karakoram has half of the world's highest mountains and a reputation as being one of the m

Pakistan Traveller

Discover intriguing and diverse Pakistan with this new, fully researched, up-to-date travellers' guidebook. From the atmospheric streets of Lahore's frenetic Walled City, to the tranquil forested hills near Islamabad. From the isolated mosques and forts of the Cholistan Desert to the glacier-carved

Birds of Pakistan

This guide is a successor to the much acclaimed Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by two of the same authors. Covering Pakistan, the superb plates are accompanied by a succinct text highlighting identification, voice, habitat, altitudinal range, distribution and status. The text is on facing pages to

No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Peaks

This gripping and triumphant memoir follows a living legend of extreme mountaineering as he makes his assault on history, one 8,000-meter summit at a time. For eighteen years Ed Viesturs pursued climbing's holy grail: to stand atop the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled o

K2: Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain

A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing K2, the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the bestselling authors of No Shortcuts to the Top At 28,251 feet, the world's second-tallest mountain, K2 thrusts skyward out of the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan. Cl

K2: Triumph and Tragedy

The events that took place on K2 in 1986 have gone down in the annals of mountain history. This classic mountain film portrays the tragic events that took 13 people's lives trying to climb this savage mountain. Written and created by Jim Curran. A film originally intended to follow the British

Flora of the Silk Road

The Silk Road - a name that has enchanted for centuries. Yet a well kept secret, even today, is that this fabled route linking Europe with Asia is also the most spectacular floral region on earth. Chris and Basak Gardner offer a unique pictorial celebration of the plants and scenery to be found alon