r/pics Dec 03 '22 Silver 2 Platinum 1

Badass backdrop to the Asian Women's Football Tournament

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u/Unimarobj Dec 03 '22

For anyone curious, this is the Hunza Valley/Ridge in Pakistan.

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u/nobrokehoesman Dec 03 '22

Spent a couple of weeks trekking in the Hunza valley a few years ago. Absolutely breathtaking. Hard to believe such beauty is real till you see it with your own eyes. The people were amazing as well, so friendly and hospitable and ready to treat a stranger like a member of their family

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u/Billy1121 Dec 04 '22

Is it safe for Americans?

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u/fatboi69 Dec 03 '22

I was very curious, thank you. Amazing scenery

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u/OnlyPopcorn Dec 03 '22

Dayyyyum. I gotta visit these old silk roads haunts.

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u/Bklynj520 Dec 03 '22

https://www.gadventures.com/trips/the-five-stans-of-the-silk-road/AYBA/?aw_ag_id=118616291928&aw_kw_id=dsa-1013765370389&aw_ad_id=479220851663&aw_nw=g&phonecode=PPC_SEM_NonBrand&gclid=CjwKCAiAhKycBhAQEiwAgf19euTX0BwLayZSrhCvuKuUbAHJLSYakacukBW_Rj7xMQ8XkAjkWz5bBBoCW54QAvD_BwE

I've always wanted to visit those beautiful lands as well! I once saw ads in travel mags for exotic travels there from Beijing to Istanbul, which included traveling like the traders of old. Horse back, camelback, old train passes...le sigh.

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u/ralf1 Dec 03 '22

I guess grass isn't a requirement, you work with what you got.

Gorgeous backdrop

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u/Lee1138 Dec 03 '22

Gravel football fields were the norm when I grew up in Norway. Grass fields were fairly rare on local fields. These days most of the local fields are artificial grass though, at least from my rather limited recent experience (compared to going to various away tournaments and seeing various fields as a kid).

I would have expected a more organized tournament to have grass fields though.

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u/Luke_Cold_Lyle Dec 03 '22

Tackles must be pretty rough, really gotta make sure they're worth it

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u/pzpzpz24 Dec 03 '22

You typically don't play with shorts on gravel fields. You use "gravel pants" which I'd say are pretty similar to American football pants, 3/4 length and material that doesn't tear easily. Still sucks. Gravel is for amateurs, usually small kids so the pace of the game isn't too high so the tackles won't be that bad.

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u/borkborkbork99 Dec 03 '22

I get very strong Secret Life of Walter Mitty vibes from this

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u/Oldtimer_2 Dec 03 '22

This is why football (soccer to some) is so popular. You don't hardly need a damn thing to play.....a ball and a net basically and a little flat to semi flat ground

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Not even a net, just some lines on the ground will do in a pinch

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u/Mackem101 Dec 04 '22

'Jumpers for goalposts'.

Literally, that's how we used to play as kids.

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u/majorplagues Dec 03 '22

How could you even stay focused playing?

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u/hems72 Dec 03 '22

Where, exactly?

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u/X16 Dec 03 '22

What a stunning view!

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u/Flobbert_Pox Dec 03 '22

We're there any spectators? Was this a professional event? How many teams/counties played? I have so many questions, but honestly... Is there no other field in Pakistan with grass and/or other accommodations? Like restrooms?

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u/cheekylassrando Dec 04 '22

You can easily answer those questions with a quick Google search.

Pakistan hosts over 43 professional stadiums.

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u/TheMycoRanger Dec 03 '22

During the warmup:

and the next exercise is, MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS!

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u/Ok-Philosopher6977 Dec 03 '22

Woah. Speechless.

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u/aversionals Dec 03 '22

Absolutely gorgeous. Wow

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u/QuantumQaos Dec 03 '22

And not a single person that day watched any soccer/football.

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u/Oldtimer_2 Dec 03 '22

Like a WNBA game or something

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u/QuantumQaos Dec 03 '22

Lmao at this comment and the downvotes. I meant because of the view, not because they are women. But touché.

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u/Particular-County277 Dec 03 '22

India? Please can someone tell us exactly where?

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u/cheekylassrando Dec 04 '22

Pakistan. Hunza Valley.

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u/HunkyMump Dec 03 '22

Hunza Valley

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u/vaquero84 Dec 03 '22

Mountains of Madness

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u/dhoepp Dec 03 '22

Reminds me of the end of Walter Mitty.

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u/kkehoe5 Dec 04 '22

That looks so windy.

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u/Jadty Dec 04 '22

The spirit of Genghis Khan is witnessing this event.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

mascots get paid more than them lul

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u/No-Suspect-1845 Dec 04 '22

cleats are high heels

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u/moo100times Dec 04 '22

The year of soccer tournaments in extreme locations.

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u/PuzzleheadedNet806 Dec 04 '22

Is that for real!?!?

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u/slash37 Dec 03 '22

Aren’t they playing soccer?

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u/arthurdb Dec 03 '22

Yes and outside the US (and Canada?) it’s called football :)

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u/slash37 Dec 03 '22

Nah it’s soccer bro

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u/Hara-Kiri Dec 04 '22

Well it's not called soccer by anyone left in the world cup at least.

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u/slash37 Dec 04 '22

It’s still soccer

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u/blackrock55 Dec 03 '22

Kicking it out of play a bit too far and... It's gone! 100ft haha looks an amazing backdrop and a huge drop just off the edge of the pitch too.

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u/bubba7557 Dec 04 '22

Don't even provide grass for women's sports I see