The altitude at which other wild sheep are found is, however, very great; on the Pamirs it reaches twenty thousand feet.
In summer, like the Pamirs, they emerge from their winter's sleep and become a succession of grass-covered downs.
Swat itself is a considerable province of Afghanistan, bordering on India, and just southwest of the Pamirs.
However that may be, it is fairly certain that no great amount of trade ever crossed the Pamirs.
It rises under the Pamirs and is otherwise known as the Chitral River.
The routes to Kashgaria and the Pamirs are mere bridle-paths over the mountains, crossing them by lofty passes.
To-night he stands on the Roof of the World, a solitary, colossal figure upright on the lone Pamirs.
These mountains, with the adjacent plateaus of the Pamirs and the great ranges of Central Asia, form the main home of the group.
On the high plateau of the Pamirs and the adjacent districts Marco Polo's sheep is found.
For the officers there is a sporting hinterland as fine and as accessible as the Pamirs to the Indian sportsman.