Survey by Qualaroo
+ Reply to Thread
Page 29 of 77 FirstFirst ... 19272829303139 ... LastLast
Results 561 to 580 of 1529
Like Tree3133Likes

Thread: Team Unimog Punga 2011: Solitude at Altitude

  1. #1
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    raohamid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Select City
    Age
    37
    Posts
    2,176
    Follows
    2
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default Team Unimog Punga 2011: Solitude at Altitude

    -Intro-
    There were lyrics, perhaps unbeknownst, at the time, reminiscing, perhaps more often than we would have cared for, perhaps more often than was appreciated. They, the lyrics, went on from milestone to milestone, from one achievement to the next, from one hurdle till the other. “As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death……”

    It is that fear of the unknown, that desire to succeed, that want to want more, that camaraderie, that essence, that fulfillment, that self actualization, that focus, that function, that made us proud to be men during the week of 15<sup>th</sup> July – 22<sup>nd</sup> July 2011.

    Conception started eons ago, almost as soon as the first Team Unimog (TU) Punga tour (https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/4x4...nimerg-butogah) ended. That TU trip was inconceivable for matters that are too plenty to cover again. TU decided that it was important that such trips be restricted to a cycle of 2 years. Mature words, but perhaps spoken to soon. Not all the G4 could make that trip, and for those unacquainted with the acronym, G4 is nomenclature used to describe 4 of us with too many kind traits for Pakwheels to accept and not censor. Suffice is to say that “Your Enemy’s My Enemy” is our moto. Anyways, hence, two years seemed too distant.

    Fast forward, TU had a strange addition, surprisingly, it wasn’t a Unimog, but I guess friendship and company is thicker than steel and a chassis. It wasn’t German, and it wasn’t even the same classification. You’ll see it as you continue to frequent this thread I hope. The same two Unimogs that you are well acquainted with were stripped through and through the whole year, all pending the experience the drivers gained last time around. I cannot count the number of critical spares that were carried, for all three vehicles. I cannot, unfortunately, also count, and for our wives’ peace of mind, the amount of Quaid-e-Azams we had to let go off, empty, empty wallets- also, to the gallows with online and mobile banking!

    13, the so called “unlucky number”, was the actual number of people who would go down and make history on this trip. 13 people, 13 men, of different backgrounds, of different ages, would forever imprint their memories with an out worldly experience. For many, it would be the first time they would have looked at our country, the beautiful Pakistan, in a completely new light. For others, who were better travelled within Pakistan, they obviously keep seeing things that beckon them to come back again and again.

    The route, though decided well in advance, was at the mercy of Mother Nature. Landslides, flooding, law and order, altitude, river crossings and other fragile infrastructure, would all have to be taken into account. Resident locals, as many contacts as we were able to obtain, were critical in providing us with up-to-date and validated information. With all constants and variables where they were, the route was decided and set in stone unless mishaps on the way made way for contingencies.

    Lahore (for Lahoris) - Islamabad – Abbotabad – Mansehra – Ballakot – Kaghan – Naran – Jalkhad – Lulusar Lake – Gitidas – Babusar Pass – Chillaas – Jaglot – Astore – Chillum Chowkey – Sheosar Lake (Deosai) – Kaala Paani (Deosai) – Bara Paani (Deosai) – Teesra Paani (Deosai) – Sadpara Lake - Skardu – Shiggar – Skardu – Lower Kachura at Shangrilla – Soak Nala – Lower Kachura – KKH (Skardu – Gilgit Road) – Jaglot – Chillaas – Babusar Pass – Gitidas – Lulusar Lake – Jalkhad – Naran – Kaghan – Ballakot – Mansehra – Abbotabad – Islamabad – Lahore (for Lahoris)

    Whilst this is a mere introduction, and by no means exhaustive, expect additions to keep coming your way. Notables, and worthy mentions include, but are not limited to Nanga Parbat, and the various views we got of the majestic peak from parts of the KKH and Deosai. Road conditions on a whole were extremely poor, owing to the rebuild of the KKH, and the floods of the recent past. These conditions were not only tormenting for us, but more so for the three stallions that we were riding. Perhaps the most enjoyable and memorable parts of the trips were our camps which would have scored no less than 5-Stars on any hospitality matrix. The highlights for our rides were definitely the water crossings at Bara Paani and Teesra Paani in Deosai (one of the largest and highest Plateaus of the world).

    It is prohibitively challenging to summarize 7 days of travel in a few paragraphs, so I hope you will sit back and thoroughly enjoy the pictures and videos.

    -Outro-
    With that being said, many of us who participated will miss each other the most, and in closing I quote simple words Bo Jackson said some while ago; “If I miss anything about the sport, it’s the camaraderie of teammates.”

    - Team Unimog, Pakistan



    Team Unimog Punga 2011: Solitude at Altitude - 6003339748 b51518d4e4 b

    The horses at Soak Nala, between Upper Kachura and Lower Kachura
    Team Unimog Punga 2011: Solitude at Altitude - 6122780725 c9b7ab8348 b

    The Fields of Gold
    Team Unimog Punga 2011: Solitude at Altitude - 6002626457 cf7f84b44e b

    Shangrilla Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistian, Pakistan
    Team Unimog Punga 2011: Solitude at Altitude - 6127358687 0fdd8b29ca b

    The Droplet of Sheosar Lake, Deosai
    Team Unimog Punga 2011: Solitude at Altitude - 6033114526 a36b5f5cb3 b


    Wonderful gift from a wonderful friend - Janj


    An even more wonderful gift from a wonderful friend - Janj


    Attached Images Attached Images  
    I will miss her, that RKR. She will always be the one that got away.
    But, life goes on. From RKR to MMC. 4x4 Engaged? Team Unimog, Pakistan

  2. #561
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    accord7362's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Age
    44
    Posts
    8,290
    Follows
    2
    Following
    6
    Mentioned
    197 Post(s)
    Tagged
    34 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by raohamid View Post
    Yaar banda iss kay aagay kya bolain? Sir, we are indebted, extremely gracious of you. I'm sure DeeDee will soon echo similar sentiments. In our language, which we call Jayish, the G4 jays language, there is nothing bigger than the following two words. Jay ho.

    Rao.
    Sir @Rao I dont have words to acknowledged your skills & the way you become our eyes I know its not easy & need great temperament to elaborate all the pictures the way you are doing
    many thanks for sharing & cruising us with you indeed App kee double Jay ho!!
    http://www.pakwheels.com/forums/members-member-rides/266031-accord7362s-merc-thanks-god-loved-ones-who-remember-me-prayers ,199119-thanks-god-2011-ford-edge-limited-awd-3-5-v6

  3. #562
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    DeeDee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Select City
    Age
    42
    Posts
    6,029
    Follows
    2
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    Day2: getting ready for DIYs in challas .... also a pinic party...

    Still Play with Mogs... DeeMog 421.129 1986... http://www.youtube.com/user/DeeMog421
    http://www.pakwheels.com/forums/4x4-clubs-off-roaders-suv/87109-team-unimog-punga-project

  4. #563
    PakWheeler Follow
    ams0007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Islamabad
    Posts
    66
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    KkH
    Team Unimog Punga 2011 Solitude at Altitude -281863

    BeeMogers at KKH
    Team Unimog Punga 2011 Solitude at Altitude -281864

    Raikot Bridge 1978
    Team Unimog Punga 2011 Solitude at Altitude -281865
    Killer's first sight

    Team Unimog Punga 2011 Solitude at Altitude -281866

    Untitled !
    Team Unimog Punga 2011 Solitude at Altitude -281867

  5. #564
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    DeeDee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Select City
    Age
    42
    Posts
    6,029
    Follows
    2
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by raohamid View Post
    Yaar banda iss kay aagay kya bolain? Sir, we are indebted, extremely gracious of you. I'm sure DeeDee will soon echo similar sentiments. In our language, which we call Jayish, the G4 jays language, there is nothing bigger than the following two words. Jay ho.

    Rao.
    you explained it very well GG Jayho
    Still Play with Mogs... DeeMog 421.129 1986... http://www.youtube.com/user/DeeMog421
    http://www.pakwheels.com/forums/4x4-clubs-off-roaders-suv/87109-team-unimog-punga-project

  6. #565
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    DeeDee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Select City
    Age
    42
    Posts
    6,029
    Follows
    2
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    nice shot again...
    so this was the reason you 2 used to signal me to keep going.... tum dono ki tu....

    Quote Originally Posted by raohamid View Post
    Team Unimog Punga 2011: Solitude at Altitude - 6018473079 14f43c860d b
    Still Play with Mogs... DeeMog 421.129 1986... http://www.youtube.com/user/DeeMog421
    http://www.pakwheels.com/forums/4x4-clubs-off-roaders-suv/87109-team-unimog-punga-project

  7. #566
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    DeeDee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Select City
    Age
    42
    Posts
    6,029
    Follows
    2
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default signature shots

    no doubt why you are so keen going there again with camera and tora bora.... hold your horses boy... we are at edge filing chapter 11 both financial and most importantly homic.... dont even try this in near future....


    Quote Originally Posted by raohamid View Post
    Team Unimog Punga 2011: Solitude at Altitude - 6018479991 d472ce081c b
    Quote Originally Posted by raohamid View Post
    And then there were narrow narrow roads to cross. It wasn't a pleasant experience when traffic would roll down the opposite side.

    Team Unimog Punga 2011: Solitude at Altitude - 6018835873 bc6cdbbb5f b
    Still Play with Mogs... DeeMog 421.129 1986... http://www.youtube.com/user/DeeMog421
    http://www.pakwheels.com/forums/4x4-clubs-off-roaders-suv/87109-team-unimog-punga-project

  8. #567
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    bugzy1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Riyadh
    Age
    35
    Posts
    1,434
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Lightbulb Solitude over altitude

    Quote Originally Posted by raohamid View Post
    I guess, you can just have no excuse when your faith is this strong. It was a beautiful sight.

    Team Unimog Punga 2011: Solitude at Altitude - 6010691805 b397e6b4ce b
    wish next pic cud have been some of the jays sitting alongside these humble fellows

    Can i get the original snap hamid bhai ??? ... you cud earn a hell lot more and dam fast in this line of work masha'Allah ... you have the eye ... camera comes later
    Bugged for Life....Easily Distracted by Land Rovers

  9. #568
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    bugzy1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Riyadh
    Age
    35
    Posts
    1,434
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Thumbs up Also Solitude over Altitude

    Quote Originally Posted by raohamid View Post
    Lonely rock of Chilaas.

    Team Unimog Punga 2011: Solitude at Altitude - 6011241642 8ffa6fc341 b
    The best pic by far and my favorite ... i need this one too plssssssssssssss ... it says a lot
    Bugged for Life....Easily Distracted by Land Rovers

  10. #569
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    DeeDee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Select City
    Age
    42
    Posts
    6,029
    Follows
    2
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    Day1... departure from meeting point (Rao Hamid Place)....

    Still Play with Mogs... DeeMog 421.129 1986... http://www.youtube.com/user/DeeMog421
    http://www.pakwheels.com/forums/4x4-clubs-off-roaders-suv/87109-team-unimog-punga-project

  11. #570
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    DeeDee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Select City
    Age
    42
    Posts
    6,029
    Follows
    2
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Thumbs up BeeMog cruising in jalkhad

    Team Unimog ka dasta salami kay chabutaray say guzartay huway, Guru G to salami dey raha hai....


    Still Play with Mogs... DeeMog 421.129 1986... http://www.youtube.com/user/DeeMog421
    http://www.pakwheels.com/forums/4x4-clubs-off-roaders-suv/87109-team-unimog-punga-project

  12. #571
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    fihsak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Select City
    Age
    32
    Posts
    1,749
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Talking Truck aur tractor me farq hota hay laaaalaaaay

    Quote Originally Posted by raohamid View Post
    There is a sense of achievement one gets when you plan on something and it turns out just the way you wanted it. The idea here was to give the illusion that these guys were actually sitting on the old truck, where in fact, they were not, they were sitting on the landscape behind the truck. Again, the zoom lens shines here. I've always enjoyed shooting with "mid" focal length tele-zooms, they give you awesome perspective when you have the depth in a scene. Could never do this with a wide angle, no matter how good.

    Team Unimog Punga 2011: Solitude at Altitude - 6011243754 a53d30dba4 b
    @raohamid
    khaalu, there is a huge difference in a truck and a tractor, irrespective of UniMog jo truck be hay n tractor b hay
    When Nothing Else Work, Team Unimog has the Solution....

  13. #572
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    fihsak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Select City
    Age
    32
    Posts
    1,749
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Talking There is nothing good like a free head massage.......

    Quote Originally Posted by raohamid View Post
    I will leave the comments bit to the younger guys on this thread, but suffice is to say, there was much too much affection at times.

    Team Unimog Punga 2011: Solitude at Altitude - 6010694099 3f36266158 b
    Jalnay walay ka moonh kala
    When Nothing Else Work, Team Unimog has the Solution....

  14. #573
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    asifcae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Islamabad
    Age
    33
    Posts
    12,382
    Follows
    59
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    412 Post(s)
    Tagged
    67 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    4
    Best Answers
    4
    Good Answers
    11

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeDee View Post
    no doubt why you are so keen going there again with camera and tora bora.... hold your horses boy... we are at edge filing chapter 11 both financial and most importantly homic.... dont even try this in near future....

    sir ji what vehicle is this and who duz it belong to. i have not cn it anywhere else. i am also interested in such a vehicle. is it available in the market?????

  15. #574
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    asifcae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Islamabad
    Age
    33
    Posts
    12,382
    Follows
    59
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    412 Post(s)
    Tagged
    67 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    4
    Best Answers
    4
    Good Answers
    11

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by raohamid View Post
    Team Unimog Punga 2011: Solitude at Altitude - 6018473079 14f43c860d b
    sir ji what vehicle is this and who duz it belong to. i have not cn it anywhere else. i am also interested in such a vehicle. is it available in the market?????
    i mean this pajero???? not the big Mog

  16. #575
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    raohamid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Select City
    Age
    37
    Posts
    2,176
    Follows
    2
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by accord7362 View Post
    Sir @Rao I dont have words to acknowledged your skills & the way you become our eyes I know its not easy & need great temperament to elaborate all the pictures the way you are doing
    many thanks for sharing & cruising us with you indeed App kee double Jay ho!!
    Sir again, most obliged. Thanks a lot.

    Rao.
    I will miss her, that RKR. She will always be the one that got away.
    But, life goes on. From RKR to MMC. 4x4 Engaged? Team Unimog, Pakistan

  17. #576
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    DeeDee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Select City
    Age
    42
    Posts
    6,029
    Follows
    2
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    raohamid can explain more on fuel tank DIY..

    Still Play with Mogs... DeeMog 421.129 1986... http://www.youtube.com/user/DeeMog421
    http://www.pakwheels.com/forums/4x4-clubs-off-roaders-suv/87109-team-unimog-punga-project

  18. #577
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    raohamid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Select City
    Age
    37
    Posts
    2,176
    Follows
    2
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bugzy View Post
    wish next pic cud have been some of the jays sitting alongside these humble fellows

    Can i get the original snap hamid bhai ??? ... you cud earn a hell lot more and dam fast in this line of work masha'Allah ... you have the eye ... camera comes later
    Well, we had one TU member, Asad, who didn't miss a prayer I think. He was always will to perform ablution at any sight of free flowing water. Extremely dedicated. The rest of us are just like you Bug

    Thanks Bug. But I think I'll keep my day job!

    Rao.
    I will miss her, that RKR. She will always be the one that got away.
    But, life goes on. From RKR to MMC. 4x4 Engaged? Team Unimog, Pakistan

  19. #578
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    fihsak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Select City
    Age
    32
    Posts
    1,749
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmz View Post
    @ DEE DEE: bash had nothing to do, so he decided to read the manual thoroughly as if he had an exam in couple of hours...........
    some others were realy busy in stuff like shopping tea cups and rao was busy in giving such posses wile sitting in his tora bora.....

    @fishak: kitne shopping kare ga, os shopkepper ko toh language he samjh nai aa rhi thi......

    and me my self as usual busy capturing pic with different sort of aliens.....hehehehe
    usko language samajh arahi ti but sunai nahi dy raha tha
    When Nothing Else Work, Team Unimog has the Solution....

  20. #579
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    fihsak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Select City
    Age
    32
    Posts
    1,749
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Talking The First "Vich" in the Vich List

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeDee View Post
    raohamid can explain more on fuel tank DIY..

    Vich # 01
    Tora bora vomitted the gasoline it had refilled
    When Nothing Else Work, Team Unimog has the Solution....

  21. #580
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    DeeDee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Select City
    Age
    42
    Posts
    6,029
    Follows
    2
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by asifcae View Post
    sir ji what vehicle is this and who duz it belong to. i have not cn it anywhere else. i am also interested in such a vehicle. is it available in the market?????
    i mean this pajero???? not the big Mog
    you cant find Tora Bora in the market.... you can only make a copy of it....
    Still Play with Mogs... DeeMog 421.129 1986... http://www.youtube.com/user/DeeMog421
    http://www.pakwheels.com/forums/4x4-clubs-off-roaders-suv/87109-team-unimog-punga-project

+ Reply to Thread
Page 29 of 77 FirstFirst ... 19272829303139 ... LastLast

User Tag List

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •