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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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    Asad bhai stopped on the road specially so that I could take this pic.
    The exact location is better known to Shabab and Asad bhai. It was taken after our lunch stop where we had some yummy fried fish. Asad/Shabab please shed some light on where we were when we stopped for this pic.

    Quote Originally Posted by SuhaibKiani View Post
    Good Going with the pics @Hayzin! Where was the stupa, cause I have never seen it

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    Thanks SK. Was lucky to catch NN at the time.

    @NN Sir may you live a long and healthy life. NN Cheeta Taigerrr!

    Quote Originally Posted by SuhaibKiani View Post
    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!



    Waisey chashme badd door, kyaa photo hai!

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    keem the pics rolling
    "Roads ? Where we are going we don't need Roads.....! "

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    Default The road conditions look quite treacherous...

    I really liked this photo. Goes to show that expensive equipment is not necessarily needed for excellent photography!

    Quote Originally Posted by hayzin View Post
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    "If YOU don't believe in what you're doing it'll never work."

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    Default Another Gem... Switzerland indeed!

    Wonderful Work!
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    "If YOU don't believe in what you're doing it'll never work."

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    Breathtaking pictures. Don't stop, now!
    Always buy cars which your children love. They'll be helpful allies against your wife, later on!

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    @To all my IJC brothers



    What a trip!!!!!!!!!!
    Words fail my already bleak vocabulary to express my gratitude to team IJC for organizing such a fabulous event which shall linger in my memory for years and years to come!
    The choice of destination (Kalam) though far but was spot on....rarely one gets a chance to experience untouched nature so closely particularly at this time of the year! ( B*tt freeze, I found, is much difficult to handle than brain freeze)! Though awfully cold, especially for a guy living along the coastline, every single moment was enjoyable!
    And the icing on the cake (man....still stuck on this ice/snow thing) was the great company and hospitality extended to an ordinary mortal like me!
    Frankly, it might not be possible to thank everyone individually.....all of 'em being assets to IJC in their own capacity......but would be very unfair not to mention Aamir bhai's, Asad's, Dr. Nadeem's and Ehsan's names and their extremely courteous welcoming gestures.....honestly felt like home!
    I consider myself lucky and privileged to be affiliated with such fine men..... and would not hesitate to go an extra mile to be a part of future IJC endeavours!

    'THANK YOU'
    MEN DO IT AT DAKAR!!!

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    great capture, hayzin!
    Always buy cars which your children love. They'll be helpful allies against your wife, later on!

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    Thanku Sir

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    great capture, hayzin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayzin View Post
    Enters Mitsu Man with his Evo


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    Great shot amigo!
    Please, and very proudly, allow me a small correction/addition.......since this car had the pleasure of having PRESIDENT IJC on board, she was declared 'IJC ONE' for the event.....what an honour!
    MEN DO IT AT DAKAR!!!

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    Thumbs up IJC - One

    Just for you Mitsu............................and you already know how to return the favour!


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    The grin on the face of El-Presidant'e says it all!!!!

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    From the sheer enjoyment that is PALPABLE in all of these pictures...I'm seriously reminded of McDonalds...

    Bhaiyya...I'm LOVING it, yaar!
    Always buy cars which your children love. They'll be helpful allies against your wife, later on!

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