Avalanche on Kashmir's Disputed Border Kills 17

Feb 8, 2010
Outside Magazine

More sad news to report: A slide killed at least 17 soldiers when it hit a military training camp near Gulmarg, a popular Indian ski resort, today. This border with Pakistan has long been disputed in one of the world's highest-altitude wars. The Christian Science Monitor has an excellent report, and years ago in this magazine, Kevin Fedarko wrote a first-hand account called The Coldest War

The east coast is getting hammered with snow but human-triggered slide action in the U.S. mountain West is relatively quiet at the moment. Let's keep it that way. 

--Kate Siber

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