Awhile back, I posted something about a team of Afghan climbers trying to tackle that country’s highest peak, the 24,580-foot Noshaq, as a way to boost national pride. You can see that post here:
Well, looks like that team succeeded! (thanks for the tip goes to Out There reader Trent Riley). Here’s an exerpt of the story from mounteverest.net:
“After a long and difficult ascent Malang and Amrudin finally reached the top of the highest peak in Afghanistan (Noshaq) on July 19th, at 2.30 pm,” team members reported. “ By planting their national flag on Noshaq’s summit, they fulfilled their fellow citicens’ expectations.”
“This is a great message of hope for Afghanistan, conveyed by these two young Wakhis (natives from Wakhan region) who consider themselves Afghans in the first place, above the ethnical and regional differences dividing their country,” Afghans to the Top team told ExplorersWeb.
“We are now back in the valley, where we have been welcomed in a truly exceptional manner by the local population and authorities – we will soon be leaving to Kabul with Malang and Amrudin for further celebrations in the capital city.”
So a hearty congrats to the “Tigers of Wakhan” for their accomplishment and best wishes for their hopes in promoting peace and development in Afghanistan.
For more, go to this link: http://www.noshaq.com/noshaq-news_gb.php