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    Default IJC Snow Cross Country on 18 th Jan 2009.

    Dear all

    I have a plan/suggestion for extreme winters..... if someone is interested then we can proceed.

    During snow seasons we will travel from Islamabad-Muree-Nathiagalli-kalabagh-Abbotabad-Islamabad, when road is normally closed for trafic....


    SNOW CROSS COUNTRY
    There is nothing extra we have to do for traveling on snow (especially snow on paved roads), it is even more easy to travel on snow except if it not chock your whole front radiator grill while moving on 2~3 feet soft snow. The only difficult part is driving on ICE (there we need snow chains).

    We should have snow chains (but not compulsory) we will put those 4x4 vehicles without snow chains in between the convoy so that if it skids on ICE and hit other vehicles that should be friendly hit (like we have on 5th Oct).

    Another important thing is proper warm clothing and extra food for another day (although we have one day trip) and preparedness to stay in snow if something unforeseen happened (which will inshahallah not happened) like few years back due to traffic jam near Murree, people spend night in their vehicles. I myself spend that night inside the vehicle by choice in Murree (Mall road, photos attached on the beginning of this thread). Its better to have sleeping bags and blankets in case of emergency.

    GEAR/ EQUIPMENT
    The other gear/ equipment that are required not for every participant but at least required quantity will be available, so few friends can volunteer. There are some compulsory gears that every one should have is mentioned here.

    Personal Gear:
    - Jacket
    - Boots with extra dry socks (It’s better to put shoppers over your socks before putting feet inside shoes)
    - A couple pair of gloves/ mittens
    - Winter hats/ ski caps/scarf
    - Blankets/ Sleeping bag
    - Drinking water (which will be used for vehicle too)
    - Swiss knife
    - A headlamp/ Torch
    - Extra batteries for everything that takes batteries
    - All this fits in one medium-sized bag,
    .......and whatever else it occurs to you to throw in the jeep.

    Vehicle Gear/Tools:
    - Snow chains
    - Snow shovel
    - Jumper cables
    - Toe chains/ strap
    - Jerry Can 20L (diesel/ petrol)
    - Hi-Lift Jack (doubles as hand winch w/ attachment)
    - Necessary tools/ hose pipe/ fan belts/ steel wires
    - Small Gas cylinder/ camp stove & fuel
    - Binocular or Monocular
    - First Aid kit

    Then again, people in the area will come and help us, if we get stuck (but we had experience good teamwork on our 14 august event).

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    @ All friends

    As u all know that it is raining in Isb / Rwp, so we guess that there will be snow in Murree & Nathiagali.

    Now we all should discuss techinicle & other aspects to make this event memorable.
    -It is always Man behind the Machine.

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    @ Aamir Sure, 11th & 18th Jan would be perfect.
    @Fobak I planned for reci trip to Nathiagali this Sunday (4th Jan) but I hope IJC Dare Devils are in state of hypothermia…

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    My suggestion would be to make a final programme on 18 th of Jan 2009

    Make final arrangements before 16 th

    We should have atleast two meeting to discuss matters to improve this event
    -It is always Man behind the Machine.

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    Yes 18th Jan would be perfect and we can finalised details in couple of meetings.

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    i m checking weather up date for next week, below is the link
    http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=murree

    next week the weather will be clear from Monday, we will keep looking for the weather before making any final decision
    "Roads ? Where we are going we don't need Roads.....! "

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    It is difficult to chase Snow/Snowfall but we can decide something for 11th and/or 18th Jan, around Nathiagali (Pak wheelers, IJC and MJC).

    We'll decide in a IJC meeting.

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    @ ihaq

    bro one suggestion, pls try to do it on saturday incase if we stuck in snow then at least we will have one more day i.e sunday to come back, wat do u think?
    "Roads ? Where we are going we don't need Roads.....! "

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    @fobak - Thanks brother, Initially the plan was for 2 days Saturday & Sunday but some of the people suggested for one day trip so that they can join, Saturday is working day for most of the people.

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    @ All Friends

    Snow has covered the mountains

    Kindly suggest the date , time , etc etc

    We ( IJC ) would like all friends to reconfirm their availability on the proposed date.

    Thanx
    -It is always Man behind the Machine.

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    relly looking forward to this event...!
    Our journey begins where the road ends...

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    Aamir bhai is your soft top ready for the trip
    //:Willys Mb 1942.*****Willys jeep Truck 1948(super hurricane)*****

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    Hi all, we were waiting for Libra to join us on this trip so has he excused or has he confirmed? Please explain enabling us to confirm.
    To all the extreme drivers, please come offroad like ME to keep others safe on the roads.

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    Dear all 4th Jan was a good option for reci trip which we missed.

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    Dear all,
    We can't chase Snow/ Snowfall. We can planed for coming sundays 11th and 18th but there is no surety of fresh snow on these days so batter attempt on 11th jan, who ever is available can join us (we can decide final plan for 18th Jan in a meeting on 15th- 16th Jan)

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    (Y)@Ihaq. Agreed but Chances are very bright 4 snowfall on coming fri-day....
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    at the moment the road to murree-abbottabad is blocked due to heavy snow, i think its better to do it on 11th instead of 18th because maybe on 18th we don't have so much of snow as weather will remain same for the comming week
    "Roads ? Where we are going we don't need Roads.....! "

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    @fobak
    Very true, thats what I foresee.

    So before 18th I suggest we will attemt on 11th Jan......

    .....what you guys say

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    Friends & members who showed interest (n ready any time:d) are:

    aamir567
    tlcfj40
    syedshoaib
    untame
    jeepaholic
    parapilot
    spiderman
    addu
    mir1
    pinkpanther
    ihaq
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    libra - Hanif Bhai (but no communication/updates yet)

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    @ IJC

    IJC what do u think for 11th?
    "Roads ? Where we are going we don't need Roads.....! "

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    Aamir Malik can accompany on any ride he likes because if his soft top is not ready.

    I suggest those friends without soft top can share ride with others

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