Mountain Unity. Mountain Unity International (www.mountainunity.org) is a non-profit organization providing marketing, media, and communications support for any tour operator organizing expeditions to Afghanistan, though particularly the Wakhan Corridor in the northeast of the country. It hopes to become self-sustaining in the next two years, locking profits into the community, assisting locals to build small businesses that will stimulate the local economy. Mountain Unity’s website provides much information on climbing in the Wakhan Corridor and from it can be bought Peaks of Silver and Jade by Carlo Alberto Pinelli and Gianni Predan, a guidebook that until recently has only been available from tourism offices in northeast Afghanistan. The authors provide maps and text describing previous expeditions to the Hindu Kush, and suggestions for first ascents.
Lindsay Griffin, Mountain INFO