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Onesnaženost ledenika Baltoro kot posledica turistične dejavnosti = Pollution on the Baltoro Glacier as a consequence of tourism

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Author(s): Irena Mrak

Journal: Dela
ISSN 0354-0596

Issue: 28;
Start page: 381;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: high mountain tourism | environmental pressures and impacts of tourism | Baltoro Glacier | Karakorum Mountains | Pakistan

ABSTRACT
Mass tourism in the world’s high mountain areas is already having negative environmentalimpacts. In the case study area of the Baltoro Glacier (Karakorum Mountains, Pakistan)the main motive is a view or even an ascent of K2 (8611m) as well as the surrounding highmountains. The field work carried out was dedicated to pollution sources in the area, as wellas to the pollution rate of the wider Baltoro Glacier area.
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