A Pakistan-UK team successfully completes joint Karakoram expedition
A Pakistan-UK team has successfully concluded a joint expedition in the Karakoram Mountains range – one of the great mountain ranges of Asia.
The eight-person UK team was formed from 32 royal engineer regiment based in Catterick Garrison. The Pakistan team included some engineers as well as high altitude school instructors.
The five-day expedition started from Minapin to the base of Rakaposhi, following the Minapin Glacier, in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Rakaposhi is a mountain in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan.
After achieving this feat, eader of the UK team Major Dale Luttig remarked, “I am delighted to lead this successful expedition. Our long-standing defence links are a key part of our two countries’ relationship and I am proud that the Royal Engineers are a part of this strong bond.”