Wildest Pakistan Polo Games Draw Tourists to Chitral

via www.guardian.co.uk

They call it the “game of kings” but surely only the most courageous sovereign would dare to brave the annual polo tournament in Pakistan’s northern mountains. Every year the teams from Gilgit and Chitral meet mid-way at Shandur, a spectacular natural arena ringed by snow-sprinkled peaks that is the world’s highest polo ground. The best players have a strong horse, a wrench-like wrist and a backside of rubber. But this year Chitral has enjoyed a surge in British visitors, thanks to the television adventurer Michael Palin…