A trekking group walks over a rope bridge across the Braldu River in the Karakoram mountain range near the village of Askole in Pakistan August 27, 2014. Geographically, Pakistan is a climbers paradise. It rivals Nepal for the number of peaks over 7,000 meters and is home to the world's second tallest mountain, K2, as well as four of the world's 14 summits higher than 8,000 meters. In more peaceful times, northern Pakistan's unspoilt beauty was a major tourist draw but the potentially lucrative industry has been blighted by years of violence. The number of expeditions has dwindled, wrecking communities dependant on climbing for income and starving Pakistan's suffering economy of much-needed dollars. Picture taken August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (PAKISTAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TRAVEL) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 10 OF 32 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'K2 - THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN' SEARCH 'RATTAY K2' FOR ALL IMAGES

A trekking group walks on a rope bridge across the Braldu River in the Karakoram mountain range near the village of Askole in Pakistan

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  • Taken: 22. October 2014