At Urdokas, just as we were about to leave for Goro, Elfi introduced me to his son, who was with an expedition party heading to Broad Peak. I am ashamed to say that I did not write the young man's name down. Hopefully one of my Pakistani friends will remind me!
"He is lucky who, in the full tide of life, has experienced a measure of the active environment that he most desires. In these days of upheaval and violent change, when the basic values of today are the vain and shattered dreams of tomorrow, there is much to be said for a philosophy which aims at living a full life while the opportunity offers. There are few treasures of more lasting worth than the experience of a way of life that is itself wholly satisfactory. Such, after all, are the only possessions of which no fate, no cosmic catastrophe can deprive us; nothing can alter the fact if for one moment in eternity we have really lived." - Eric Shipton Upon That Mountain