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by H. P. S Ahluwalia

Download Higher than Everest: Memoirs of a mountaineer eBook
ISBN:
8171672922
Author:
H. P. S Ahluwalia
Category:
Asia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rupa & Co; First Edition edition (1995)
Pages:
241 pages
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1205 kb
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1459 kb
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1912 kb
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The book titled "Higher than Everest: Memoirs of a Mountaineer" is an autobiographical work of Indian mountaineer Major Hari Pal Singh Ahluwalia, aka HPS Ahluwalia. He climbed Mount Everest on 29 May 1965 along with the Indian team. He became one of the first nine Indians that participated in 1965 Indian Expedition to Mt. Everest. The 1965 Expedition was marked as the first Indian team to successfully climb the Everest, led by Captain Manmohan Singh Kohli. All the climbers chosen for the Indian expedition had the background of Indian defence, while they underwent rigorous trainings in mountaineering and rock climbing at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and other places. After following the advanced training and numerous mountaineering expeditions on smaller summits in the Himalayas, he was chosen to ascend the Mount Everest Summit from Nepal side. During the expedition, he was accompanied by Phu Dorji, a Nepalese Sherpa. The book is structured into eleven chapters. In a chapter titled "Climb to the Summit", he elaborates the most historic moment in his life, which brought him the fame and recognition. The chapter also helps the readers to understand the line between the success and failure while a mountaineer has to go through uncertainties in the high altitudes due to volatile climatic conditions, such as avalanches, snowstorms, high winds, and low-level of oxygen. In a chapter titled "Upwards through Nepal", the author describes the routes the mountaineers follow to reach the Everest summit and its base camps. Some of the things might have changed over the time, but the Everest remains a challenging summit to the explorers. The book also elaborates the author's entrepreneurial venture the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) at New Delhi, which he founded after he felt to rehabilitate the patients suffering from the spinal and related injuries. He has suffered a bullet injury during the Indo-Pakistani War in the same year he reached the Everest Summit. Thus, the book depicts his achievements as a mountaineer, explorer and an entrepreneur.
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The book titled "Higher than Everest: Memoirs of a Mountaineer" is an autobiographical work of Indian mountaineer Major Hari Pal Singh Ahluwalia, aka HPS Ahluwalia. He climbed Mount Everest on 29 May 1965 along with the Indian team. He became one of the first nine Indians that participated in 1965 Indian Expedition to Mt. Everest. The 1965 Expedition was marked as the first Indian team to successfully climb the Everest, led by Captain Manmohan Singh Kohli. All the climbers chosen for the Indian expedition had the background of Indian defence, while they underwent rigorous trainings in mountaineering and rock climbing at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and other places. After following the advanced training and numerous mountaineering expeditions on smaller summits in the Himalayas, he was chosen to ascend the Mount Everest Summit from Nepal side. During the expedition, he was accompanied by Phu Dorji, a Nepalese Sherpa. The book is structured into eleven chapters. In a chapter titled "Climb to the Summit", he elaborates the most historic moment in his life, which brought him the fame and recognition. The chapter also helps the readers to understand the line between the success and failure while a mountaineer has to go through uncertainties in the high altitudes due to volatile climatic conditions, such as avalanches, snowstorms, high winds, and low-level of oxygen. In a chapter titled "Upwards through Nepal", the author describes the routes the mountaineers follow to reach the Everest summit and its base camps. Some of the things might have changed over the time, but the Everest remains a challenging summit to the explorers. The book also elaborates the author's entrepreneurial venture the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) at New Delhi, which he founded after he felt to rehabilitate the patients suffering from the spinal and related injuries. He has suffered a bullet injury during the Indo-Pakistani War in the same year he reached the Everest Summit. Thus, the book depicts his achievements as a mountaineer, explorer and an entrepreneur.