8000 Meters Facts
an Afghan Mujahideen
Fighter as Your Mountain Guide Next Year!
The BBC is reporting: Because of
war times and danger Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush Mountains, a one time sought out
un-scaled mountaineering Mecca, has been closed down to tourist, climbers, and
trekkers. “We want to open again the door of the Afghan Hindu Kush to
mountaineering,” exclaimed Carlo Pinelli of Mountain Wilderness.
has already started training guides, to be ready for when the visitors
arrive. Nine of the trainees are former Mujahideen fighters, selected by the
DDR program responsible for disbanding militia groups. The Mujahideen
fighters claim, even with their knowledge of the mountains it will be a
difficult transition. None of them speak English, an important skill in
dealing with foreign visitors. “This is a first step,” Mr. Penelli
acknowledged. After three decades the Afghan Mountains may begin a new era of
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