Bamyan, Central Highlands, Attracting Ski-Tourists
(Tasvir Afghanistan): In the absence of a cable car, a
chairlift, or even a passable road, the ski guides commandeered a donkey.
Bemused farmers watched from their fields as Ferdinando Rollando, a veteran Italian alpinist, squabbled about the animal's price. His apprentice, a teenage goatherd from the next valley, loaded the beast with skis.