The Pass of Blizzards


Nomadic woman carry metal pitcher filled with water which they... News PhotoAdult,Awe,Carrying,Confined Space,Danger,Full,Highway,Horizontal,Human Interest,India,Jammu and Kashmir,Kilometer,Ladakh Region,Lifestyles,Link,Metal,Meter - Unit of Length,Nomadic People,Outdoors,Side View,Srinagar-leh Road,Trapped,Travel,Valley,Water,WomenPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Yawar NazirZOJILA, KASHMIR, INDIA - AUGUST 22: Nomadic woman carry metal pitcher filled with water which they brought from a spring along Srinagar-Leh highway near a treacherous pass on August 22, 2014 in Zojila, about 108 km (67 miles) east of Zojila, has an impressive location, enclosed by Kashmir valley on one side and Drass valley on the other side and functions as a major link between Ladakh and Kashmir, is considered to be the World's most dangerous pass is located at 3529 meters. The average snow buildup on the rocky Zojila- which is part of the 443 km (275 miles) long Srinagar-Leh highway- normally stays in the level of 15 to 25 meters and is closed for half year. It opens up in late spring and witnesses violent breezes because of the conical shape. Travellers on the pass have to face and withstand snowstorms, fierce air currents, cold and highly dangerous circumstances. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)