"Mountain seemed piled upon mountain, to sustain the most stupendous confusion of mist and glacier, glistening with the dazzling and reciprocated brightness of snow and sunbeam."
Godfrey Thomas "Ramrod" Vigne, first European to set eyes on the Karakoram, arriving in Baltistan in 1835
I spent fifteen consecutive summers in the Karakoram between 1987 and 2002, on expeditions and leading commercial trekking and mountain biking trips. Throughout this period I carried both 35mm and medium format camera equipment, and took many thousands of photographs. The vast majority of the images in this gallery were shot with my Bronica ETRS and Fuji colour slide film, and scanned using a Nikon Coolscan 9000 and Lasersoft's Silverfast software. They have a filmic quality that digital sensors have thus far failed to match, and for me they capture the essence of these fabulously rugged and remote peaks and valleys, and the people I met and travelled with there.
All of us that were lucky enough to have worked in Pakistan during this golden era of mountain travel look back at our time there with whistful, moist eyes. To all of my many companions on these journeys, I offer these pictures as a token of my inestimable gratitude. Salaam aliekum!