Mountain Wilderness Italy, under its Wakhi project, initiated a 15-day specialized mountaineering course for a group of 25 aspiring mountaineers, instructors, altitude porters and trekking guides from Pakistan and Afghanistan. The training which started on August 25 at Passu, Gojal-Upper Hunza will be concluded on September 9, 2013. The trainees also include four young girls from Shimshal and three young girls from Wakhan, Afghanistan.
The purpose of this project is to provide set of highly qualified mountaineers the capability to become mountaineering instructors as a step to become self sufficient in the development process of building a soft mountain adventure tourism infrastructure in Northern Pakistan.
The famous Italian mountaineers Professor Carlo Alberto Pinelli and other instructors of Mounatin Wilderness International are facilitating the course.
Alpine Club of Pakistan and the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) is collaborating with Mountain Wilderness to make the training successful.
Mountain Wilderness, a non-governmental organizationdedicated to the preservation of mountain areas, has a worldwide reach with representatives on all continents.