Pakistani porters: the unsung masters of the mountains

Mountaineering is in the blood in Shimshal village in northern Pakistan, home to some of the best climbers in the world who accompany foreign expeditions to Pakistan’s northern peaks but whose achievements have gone largely unrecognised.

Daring death on the remote roads of Pakistan’s north

At more than 3,000 metres (around 10,000 feet) above sea level, the road to Shimshal village in Pakistan’s mountainous north is a narrow thread connecting its 2,400 residents to the outside world with no room for error for the few drivers that ply the route.