As I began to climb the hill it was very narrow and I wondered how the jeep went up there. Not to mention, it was so narrow that I wasn't sure how two vehicles could cross one another if they came from opposite sides. Even I could not cross if a car came from the other side.
It became more and more difficult to climb on some parts of this hill. In fact I lost my bike below me when it just rolled back as I accidentally kicked it into neutral and the front break did not stop the bike from rolling back and since both my feet were on the ground trying to balance I couldn't use the rear break.
I was afraid it would fall down the mountain if it slid to the right so I dropped it on the left side and saved myself from falling under it.
Now the difficulty was to lift up the bike because every time I tried lifting it it would roll further down. So to prevent it from rolling I had to search for a rock which I placed just behind the rear tire and another rock behind that rock and then lifted the bike with the front break locked and then quickly kicked it into first gear. When I started it and tried going forward, it just wouldn't move at that angle with the weight on it. So I just turned it around very carefully and made a u turn to face back down and rolled down to a safe spot and parked it. Then I walked up the mountain for 10 minutes to see what type of landscape there was ahead, it was all the same up and flat and up and flat. I came back down and took a moment to decide whether it was wise to carry on or just cancel the plan of Rama and just head back.
While I was walking down to take some of these pics below two locals came to me and asked if all was well. I told them the story and said i am heading back, they said NO just keep going. I told them about all the load and the high risk, they said just come down and rush up the mountain and we will push you all the way to the Lake. That didn't sound sensible ... them pushing me that is but did want to take one try at coming down a bit and then rushing it up on first gear without stopping.
That is what I did then and came down close to them with the bike, they waited and watched. As I revved up the engine and then let it rip !!!
I had no idea this was so easy, I just went all the way up and never stopped until I hit flat ground once again way up the mountain. That is where I took some of the last pics you see below. Nanga Parbath is visible in some of the pics at a distance and in some its hiding inside clouds above.
The area was so pleasant and peaceful, very quiet.