Tourism plan for Afghan mountains By Christopher Sleight BBC Scotland news website Chris Philipson made the first ascent of a peak in Afghanistan in 2009 In Pictures: Climbing in Afghanistan A Scottish company is promoting Afghanistan as a tourist destination. Dundee-based Mountain Unity was set up to provide information to mountaineers and trekkers who want to visit the north-east of the country. Mountain Unity's David James, a former soldier, said the area known as the Wakhan Corridor was widely regarded as the safest part of the country. The mountains of Afghanistan were popular with many climbers until the Soviets invaded in 1979. Mr James, 37, who completed two tours in Afghanistan with the British Army, said he had started Mountain Unity as a social enterprise, with all profits ploughed back into the Wakhan. He told the BBC Scotland news website that the area had always been peaceful - even during the Soviet invasion and recent conflict with the Taliban. More http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/8528678.stm?