Shimshal valley

Cableway picture
Cableway across the Shimshal river .

At one point the jeep track up the Shimshal valley comes to an end at this bridge that is under construction. Steel rope spans the torrent, but there is no bridge. To cross, one has to sit in a wooden crate, wrapped with wire to hold it together, and pull oneself across using the frayed hemp ropes.

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Andrew Senior