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One of the countless vehicle bridges in remote North Pakistan, usually at high altitude and crossing precipitous drops into raging glacial meltwater rivers far below. This is in Hushe Valley on route to K2. We came here in 2000 but had to stop here as the previous bridge, a village and much else had been crushed in a giant flood and landslide, which is fairly common in these parts. I snapped this before we crossed and continued along the narrow road ahead, marked by the stone wall…which is the only support that these roads have on these unstable slopes. This is very remote territory, with tiny conservative villages dotted along the river gorge. Outsiders are usually mountaineering expeditions to K2 or the other 7-8000 meter peaks. We are at around 3500 meters here.

Have a marvellous weekend ❤️
Thanks if you visit….very much appreciated
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©UdoSm said:

An area like in the primeval times of the earth...
10 months ago

William Sutherland said:

Impressive capture! HFF!

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10 months ago ( translate )

Roger (Grisly) said:

Another spectacular landscape and a bridge with character D
A super capture and info
Wish you a great Friday and a nice weekend
10 months ago

Malik Raoulda said:

C'est vraiment fantastique et bien documentée. J'aimerai y être.
HFF et agréable fin de semaine clémente et salutaire.
10 months ago ( translate )

Marije Aguillo said:

Fantástico paisaje. HFF.
10 months ago ( translate )

David Slater (Spodde… said:

A vital link Diana. Hope it didn't sway too much! HFF and happy weekend.
10 months ago

Xata said:

Love your photos and travelling through them in this country I know I will never have the oportunity to visit... HFF my friend, big hug
10 months ago

Stephan Fey said:

Amazing, this! HFF and a lovely weekend, Diana!
10 months ago

Gudrun said:

A fabulous photo! This bridge looks pretty good and solid and thankfully the road isn't too high up the slope.... hFF and a good weekend!
10 months ago

tiabunna said:

A marvellous image of this spectacular landscape and suspension bridge, Diana. HFF and best wishes for the weekend to you and John. Big huggss XX.
10 months ago

Gabi Lombardo said:

very impressive mountains and a solid bridge in this lonely landscape... HFF and a great and safe WE to you!!
10 months ago

Günter Klaus said:

Eine exellente Aufnahme hast du gemacht von dieser Brücke liebe Diana,schön hast du sie ins Bild gebarcht und wie schön auch die Tiefe hinten durch den Weg gut rüberkommt :))

Wünsche noch einen schönen Nachmittag,ganz liebe Grüße Güni :))
10 months ago ( translate )

GrahamH said:

I thought we saw torturous country in PNG when there 4 decades ago but atleast there was vegetation. Here bigger and more harsh. HFF Diana.
10 months ago

Schussentäler said:

HFF and a relaxing weekend
a fascinating shot
10 months ago