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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

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    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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    Thumbs up IJC Bridge

    This bridge was sponsored and built by IJC after the floods that destroyed over 36 major bridges.
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    Hasan,
    Lovely pictures and captions. Keep up the good work and wake the rest of the gang.
    Looking forward to 100 more pages of pictures and inside stories

    Missing the action here.........
    Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.......

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    Thank you. I'm sure there will be a flood of photos and videos very soon. Inside stories are by the dozens, although not sure if I should tell all
    Ehsan bhai, NN and others will be uploading soon too.

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    Lovely pictures and captions. Keep up the good work and wake the rest of the gang.
    Looking forward to 100 more pages of pictures and inside stories

    Missing the action here.........

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    Default Avalanche!

    Came across this sight on the way back. The avalanche looked like trouble rolling down the steep mountain. Luckily for us it was on the other side.
    Also saw this Stupa carving.

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    Thumbs up

    A welcoming visual as we got closer to home.
    Thats ALL the pics from my side.
    Rally action pics & vids coming soon from others.

    A great trip, with great company. The only thing missing was my BJ60, which I came home and gave a big hug to!

    Next stop, Cholistan Rally! Looking forward to it.

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    Wow Rainbow to greet the gang........
    Big foot in cholistan will need quite some dough before it is ready for action. Welcome to the world of insanity
    Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.......

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    awesome weather awesome collection of images.so nice tour.

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    Will be riding as Navigator this time

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    Thumbs up Way to Go Team IJC! I am lovin' it :)

    Good Going with the pics @Hayzin! Where was the stupa, cause I have never seen it

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    Also saw this Stupa carving.
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    Default A Memorable and Historic Expedition - What a start to 2012!

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    Talking Taiger, Taiger: NN is a Taiger....

    Kalam kee barfoon se le kar, Jhal Magsi kee Jhool tak, yeh shair jiss jungle mein jaataa hai, wahan ke local shair apnee dum dabba lete hain aur shairneeyaan chupaa lete hain! aage ke story aap samajh gayey hon ge.... agar nahin to agley trip pe saath chalyay gaa, aik dhaar mein samjaa de gaa saada Taiger!

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    Now, if you have been to Kalam, you just might be lucky enough to find this rare species....at 7.15am to be exact, you might find The Mighty NN! A peaceful creature that roams BAREFOOT in -10 degrees taking photos of all that comes in his way!
    Great going NN! You are truly a jawaan!

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