We returned to Skardu yesterday after 2 long days walking back to Askole from Khoburtse. We decided to complete the trek a day early and as such our last day walking from Paiju to the pulley box river crossing at Korophone was approximately 17 miles long. We were able to jeep the last 4 miles back to Askole.
Yesterdays 7 hour jeep ride back to Skardu was, happily- uneventful. You are never quite sure what the situation will be on these wild jeep roads in Northern Pakistan. Our local crew was amazing and most supportive of our journey to K2 basecamp.
We have a rest/work day here in Skardu and tomorrow back to Islamabad to wrap up our very successful 1st season of operating trips in Pakistan. I am already looking forward to returning next year, inshallah! Thanks for following along!