Backcountry Skiing in Afghanistan Part 2: Elation

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In the Buddhist cliff city with Bamiyan and the Koh-e-Baba range behind me. © Ian Lynch.

Last week I was lucky enough to participate in the 4th annual Afghan Ski Challenge in Bamiyan, Afghanistan then tour about the Koh-e-Baba range the next day.  Read more about the race in my editorial for Backcountry Magazine:

BAMIYAN BACKCOUNTRY:

THE 4TH ANNUAL AFGHAN SKI CHALLENGE

While you wait on the rest of the story here are some shots from Day 2 free skiing in the Koh-e-Baba range.

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Looking up at Khush Gak on Day 2. © Ian Lynch.

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The large Buddha niche is just barely visible in the base of the Hindu Kush range. © Ian Lynch.

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On top of Khush Gak (3500 meters) with Open Book chute on the left behind me. © Ian Lynch.

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Finally getting in some good turns after a long hike. © Ian Lynch.

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Blue bird baby! © Ian Lynch.

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Taking a moment to feel small. © Ian Lynch.

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