Heli-skiing the Karakoram Mountain Range with the Pakistani Army

Heli-skiing the Karakoram Mountain Range with the Pakistani Army

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Heli-skiing the Karakoram Mountain Range with the Pakistani Army

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Heli-skiing Pakistan’s Karakoram Mountain Range

Karakoram Mountain Range Facts:

  • The mountain range spans the borders between Pakistan, India and China.
  • The range is about 500 km (311 mi) in length, and is the most heavily glaciated part of the world outside the polar regions.
  • A significant part, 28-50% of the Karakoram Range is glaciated, compared to the Himalaya (8-12%) and European Alps (2.2%)
  • The Karakoram is home to the highest concentration of peaks over 8000m in height to be found anywhere on earth
  • Karakoram is a Turkic term meaning black gravel.

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