Afghanistan, here we come

By Pat Deavoll In Travel

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14th February, 2013
When Christine and I announced we’d be mountaineering in Afghanistan, friends and family threw up their hands in horror. “What, you old biddies?” they said incredulously. “What about the Taleban? The suicide bombings? The burqas?” But I’d wanted to climb in this much-maligned part of the world for as long as I could remember and it didn’t take much to convince my sister Christine to come with me. “Let’s go celebrate our glorious fifties,” I said to her. We chose a mountain – Koh-e-Baba-Tangi (6515m), which was in the “Wakhan Corridor” area of the Hindu Kush and which ...

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