Pakistan Mountain Festival concludes

ISLAMABAD, Dec 14: Dance and musical performances highlighting the culture of Kalash and Hunza valley featured the concluding activities of the Pakistan Mountain Festival here on Sunday.

An awareness walk and cleanliness drive was also organised at Trail 3 in which more than 250 students from different universities and people from other walks of life participated. To highlight the beauty of Pakistan’s mountainous regions and the country’s great potential for mountaineering and tourism, a photography exhibition was organised.

A seminar on the environmental challenges facing mountain ecologies and communities also took place where experts gave delivered presentations followed by discussion sessions. Students were also taken on a trip to the 60 feet high artificial climbing wall at the Ibex Club at Lake View park to promote interest in rock climbing.

Three international films were screened during festival to educate people living down country about high altitude mountaineering and challenges of climate change. Clips of the recent “Pakistan K2 Expedition” were also screened. While 67 students from different universities and colleges participated in a live painting competition with the theme of ‘mountains and water’.

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