Veteran mountaineer Lt. Col. Manzoor Hussain (retired), has been unanimously elected as president of the ACP for next three-year term during the Clubs Annual General Meeting held at Pakistan Sports Complex on October 17, 2010. Climbing fees for 2011 are out -- small increase has been unavoidable.
The Ministry of Tourism and the Government of Pakistan's mountain royalty fees for 2011 are still low. Reflections from the 2006 prices for the highest moutnains are not 50% but 40% lower than they are now; the small increase has finally been unavoidable as per details below:
Special conditions for peaks up to 6,500 meters (no royalty), mountains in Chitral, Gilgit and Ghizer except for Spantik (10% of the fee) and winter ascents (5%) are the same as last year. Climbing fees for the higher peaks are as follows:
K-2: $7,200* for a team of 7, plus $1,200 each aditional member.
Other Pakistan 8000ers: $5,400 for a team of 7, plus $900 each aditional member
Peaks 6,501 to 7,000 meters: $900 for a team of 7, plus $120 each aditional member.
Peaks 7,001 to 7,500 meters: $1,500 for a team of 7, plus $180 each aditional member.
Peaks 7,501 to 8,000 meters: $2,400 for a team of 7, plus $300 each aditional member.
Editor's note: This year, the climbing permit for a team of seven on K2 was $6,000, plus $1000 per extra member; and just $4,500 for a team of seven, plus $750 per extra member for the rest of the Pakistani 8000ers.
Peaks between 7,501 and 8,000 meters could be climbed for $2,000 for team of up to seven, plus $250 for each additional member. Climbing permits for peaks between 7,000 and 7,500 meters are $1,250 for a team of seven, plus $150 per additional member.
*Currency prices shown are in US dollars
Elections at the Alpine Club of Pakistan
"Veteran mountaineer Lt. Col. Manzoor Hussain (retired), has been unanimously elected as President of the Alpine Club of Pakistan for the next three-year term," the Club released after its Annual General Meeting last Sunday, October 17, 2010. Manzoor replaces Nazir Sabir's post.
Manzoor first visited K2 in 1974 and later attempted to climb it in 1975 with an American team. In 1976 he organized and made the first ascent to the 6,700-meter Payu peak. In 1978 he organized and co-led Pakistani-Japanese Services Expedition to the 7,284-meter high Passu peak in Hunza which made it its first international ascent. During his Army service as an engineering graduate Col. Manzoor worked on the construction of the Karakoram Highway and later on the Skardu road in 1979, where he was seriously injured.
He was the Clubs vice-president from 2004 until late, supporting a large number of expeditions and environmental actions.
The Club also elected four vice-presidents and a secretary who are among the country's best-known adventurers. ExWeb correspondent Karrar Haidri was selected as member of the Executive Council for the fourth year, and was awarded for his excellent performance at the ACP by former Gov. Brig Amir Gulistan.
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