The security guard for snow clearing machines, Kashmir, India
Yusuf stayed at the top of Sinthan pass in a small tent with another colleague. Sinthan pass is on the National Highway NH-1B and is open only for 4 months in a year. Otherwise it is covered in snow.
Yusuf worked for a BEACON, the company in charge of maintaining the roads here. He was in charge of the security of the snow removal machines which are parked at the Sinthan Top. Even in the peak of summer, Sinthan Top is covered in snow. It is cold and extremely windy at the top. Yusuf would stay here for 4-5 days a week and then go down to his village in Daksum, which is at the foot of the pass.He invited us in his makeshift tent and even offered to cook us some lunch!
Tough job, kind hearts!
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