In February of 2014 I took the Washington State Bar Exam. Upon completing the test I boarded an Emirates flight bound for Kabul, Afghanistan. Over the next month my childhood friend, Casey Garret Johnson, and I explored and skied the himalayas in Bamiyan Province, central Afghanistan.
Skiing with and without guides we explored the height of the barren peaks sun soaked peaks. Returning each day to our former U.N. bunker to find our bukari warming our room and steaming rice and marinated chicken and tomatoes in the kitchen.
After each sun filled day we retired to the make-shift sauna and sweat with out new afghan friends while planing for the next days adventure into the mountains.
Afghanistan is a beautiful country. Although a war zone for numerous decades, I found the locals to be hospitable and genuinely interesting in what a kharji like myself was doing in Kabul and the remote areas of the himilaya.
Photo Credit to both Nick Pontarolo and Casey Garret Johnson