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    Default IJC Snow Cross Peace Rally 2012 at Kalam

    Dear Members & Friends of Islamabad Jeep Club ( IJC )

    Alhamdo Lillah

    Team IJC arranged a Snow Cross Peace Rally 2012 at Kalam
    We started our journey on Friday 3 rd Feb 2012 at 3 pm from Toll Plaza.

    At first 11 different 4x4's managed to arrive at Mingora. Stayed there for a night & on Sat 4 th Feb at 8 am started our journey towards Kalam.

    Had a cup of tea with Colonel Nadeem at Madyan.At Madyan Mitsuman , Aamir Malik & Dr Nadeem Naeem along with Mr Imran joined.So total number of rides went upto 13. Later Mitsuman's friends came from Lahore on Hilux Tiger. The final number of rides went upto 14.

    As we started our journey towards Kalam there was little snow covering the mountains. As we proceeded further toward Kalam it started Snowing & it covered the whole area.

    When we reached Kalam it was fully covered with snow. After dumping our luggage into our hotel we had lunch then went outside to have our Peace Rally along with locals at a ground close to Kalam

    Enjoyed driving our 4x4's on snow. After sunset we came back & enjoyed watching videos of the event.

    On 5 th morning we presented Shield to Gulzada Sb ( Ex Nazim of that area & who helped Team IJC in all the flood relief activities in that area )
    & certificates to all the participants

    Aim of the event was to highlight the need to promote Tourism in Swat specially in Kalam. People of the area are very friendly & are always there to help u out.

    There is complete Peace in the area & lovely place to visit in winters also.

    Special thanks to


    1 : Colonel Nadeem , Captain Asher & their team for giving full support to our team
    2 : Gulzada Sahib & his team for helping out in all matters
    3 : Mitsuman who came all the way from Karachi
    4 : Ajab Khan who came from Peshawar & arranged boarding , Lodging
    5 : Saeed bhai who came from Lahore
    6 : Hayzin for a Special Cake for IJC Snow Cross 2011
    7 : All the friends for making this event a success

    Hats Off for Asad Marwat & his Team for all the arrangements

    As usual lot of videos & pictures were taken n will be uploaded soon

    Regards


    All IJC Members

    Msg from Hasan ( Hayzin )

    Every year brings new challenges, new hopes, new ambitions and with it all...a new awakening.
    Since I have joined the Islamabad Jeep Club, I have had the chance to explore many different terrains.
    For those of you who have never heard of the IJC (Islamabad Jeep Club/ www.ijc.com.pk); this is a club where like minded
    enthusiasts who love the outdoors, our country and 4x4s come together. We promote the notion of being P+ (Pakistan Positive).
    This trip to Kalam (Swat) is part of the annual IJC Snow Rally. Our main aim, other than bashing snow, was to let the people of Pakistan know
    that despite the battles fought in Swat and the destruction of the floods of 2010, that the people of Swat rely on tourism to support their families.
    Swat has finally been made a safe place again and people should go there as it has some of the most beautiful scenery that we have access to here in Pakistan.
    The Army has worked hard to restore the roads and keep peace in these areas. The road to recovery is still long for the locals. Signs of the devastation and destruction still remain.
    Over 36 major bridges were destroyed owing to the floods and IJC has sponsored and rebuilt one of them purely from our own pockets.
    I have attached some photographs of our trip. We left Islamabad on Friday afternoon 3rd Feb and returned last night Sunday 5th Feb. There were 30 of us adventure junkies with 14 jeeps.
    As we left Islamabad, there was non stop rain which soon turned into non stop snow. We traveled a total of over 350km (one-way) to Kalam, where the temperature was -14 degrees Celsius!
    The Pak Army was of great support to us. We were provided with security for our entourage and the Colonel in charge appreciated our efforts in promoting Swat.
    All in all, it was a great trip with great company.
    Next stop, Cholistan Desert Rally!
    Best Regards

    Hasan Ruvi Zaman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal_Z View Post
    Wow

    How did you manage to fire them up in the morning
    Well, with Kalam temps at night mentioned upto -17 degrees, we had repeatedly warned all to make sure Good Battery n proper anti-freeze was used.

    All petrol motors (8/14) started almost on first cranking, the diesels needed a few heaters and cranking a bit, but even they all started within a minute or two! And this was mostly before 9am!

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    Smile Wowww you Beauuuuuutyyyyyyyyy!

    IJC Snow Cross Peace Rally 2012 at Kalam - filephp?id9710

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    Excellent shoots

    Toooooo good

    Hats off guys

    Simply loving it

    Regards
    MOJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by nn View Post
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    Awesome PIC

    Thanks NN and IJCINAS for showing beauty of Pakistan

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    Like the way Range Rover working for all the IJC team.

    Wonderfull event for Positive Node. Although i have no 4x4, but would love to join you next time.

    Best of Luck for all the participants and specially the organizors.

    Z

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomi1234 View Post
    Ali and his Defender both performed amazingly in the raw snow. his vehicle was gliding in 3 feet of snow as if it was nothing.... the power of LRD coupled with Ali's superb driving skills stole the show...

    Man and machine of the snow day!


    Its totally awsome and definetly i will forced to create urge to those who missed it.

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    hahaha lovely yaar... pre cholistan practice ...

    thanks for sharing nomi123456

    Quote Originally Posted by nomi1234 View Post
    Asad drifting in snow

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    Aala yaar

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojqureshi View Post
    Awesome PIC

    Thanks NN and IJCIANS for showing beauty of Pakistan
    Quote Originally Posted by mojqureshi View Post
    Excellent shoots

    Toooooo good

    Hats off guys

    Simply loving it

    Regards
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    Thnx!

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    Apologies in advance for the vdo shaking and quality. Holding a DSLR in hand while driving in manual tranmsission car on a rough dirty icy snowy track, what do you expect?? Joined multiple small clips and had to reduce the image quality for reducing the vdo size. Just let it load and view our most beautiful land!




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    Quote Originally Posted by nn View Post
    Well, with Kalam temps at night mentioned upto -17 degrees, we had repeatedly warned all to make sure Good Battery n proper anti-freeze was used.

    All petrol motors (8/14) started almost on first cranking, the diesels needed a few heaters and cranking a bit, but even they all started within a minute or two! And this was mostly before 9am!
    I'm sure you are referring to my diesel because you were standing right in front of it when i started it. Yeah it took like 15 seconds longer than usual and I was surprised at that because it shouldn't have. So I came back and checked the glow plugs Monday morning and two out of four are shot, so there you go!

    Other than mine I don't think any other diesel took longer cranks.... and btw the evo started on fourth crank which is no big deal at all... I was standing right there!
    There ain't no mud deep enough and no mountain high enough when you've got a LAND ROVER

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charged View Post
    I'm sure you are referring to my diesel because you were standing right in front of it when i started it. Yeah it took like 15 seconds longer than usual and I was surprised at that because it shouldn't have. So I came back and checked the glow plugs Monday morning and two out of four are shot, so there you go!

    Other than mine I don't think any other diesel took longer cranks.... and btw the evo started on fourth crank which is no big deal at all... I was standing right there!
    No I wasn't. The jist of my comment was that surprisingly it wasn't difficult to get them all started at all. I have seen diesels taking much longer to start in Islamabad.

    Wasn't present by their side when everyone was starting. Nomi 's LJ70 and BJ60 took a bit longer cranks from what I remember. But anyway, wasn't having dig at anyone at all!

    Infact was thinking spending that much dosh on the coolant was probably unnecessary for this trip. Hopefully it will come to use in future!

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    unbelievable , even front screens pay "wiper toor" baraf jamee hoie hay

    Thnaks for sharing this Alllaa trip

    Congrtazzzz to allll
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