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Everest: The First Indian Ascent From North (Col)

Mohinder Singh (Author)
Synopsis The world's highest mountain peak, "The Everest" is a challenge to man's spirit, nature in the raw, in all its bounty, wild, unfettered and beautiful beyond description. Climbers continue to attempt the ultimate summit with very little difference between life and death, high degree of risk involved at every step the mountaineer fights all odds. The vagaries of weather and the extremity of climate, trying to make possible to tackle the toughest of challenges. And how did it all happen? It is a gripping story, climber's unending determination to win a mountain and of nature's chilling riposte, resolute character. And final acceptance of sacrifice, a disastrous the cliff walk, death trap atop the world, dead climber's walk, the dead and the daring defy of universal Moral rule. How victory fever repelled the mountaineers whose physio-psychological assessment: were graded. The book unfolds step by step the captivating drama of single-minded human efforts pitted against innumerable odds, the stark elements thrust at the dramatic personae: nail biting excitement, jolt of set backs, throbbing anticipation, tantalising goal, pain and agony of three tragic deaths, anguish of anxiety, triumph and tragedy.... "Sweet and Sour", Sorrow and happiness, aching joys. Day to day account of Everest [North-Col], 1996 carves a new niche into the deep heart and uprightness, sincerity of purpose, will to suffer for the cause, loyalty unalloyed, robustness and ability to guide able leadership to establish the credibility of Indian Police force in the face of calamity. And before the sounds of victory fade out to be seen in the book of mountaineering history, the country salutes the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force and the members for bringing name, fame and glory for the country.... The leader and the author brings the 78 days climbing adventure encapsulated right in to your library, drawing room.... even though an arm-chair one. A compulsive and authoritative reading for the youth and those who make mountain-sport seriously.
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About the author

Mohinder Singh

Mohinder Singh is a renowned climber and mountaineer award winner. Civil Engineer by professional and retired as Commandant (G.D.) after having served in ITBP for 35 years. Born on 12-03-1944 at village "Raj Pur Bhayan" in the foothill of shivalik ranges. Dist. Hoshiarpur (Punjab State) India. He has done extensive trekking in Indian Himalayas for continous 25 years and also climbed in Alps (Europe). He has the distinction of being successful leadership of the First every climb of "Mount Everest", 29028 ft. from the route of North-Col Tibet (Chine) side in the year 1996 (pre honoured with the covered title "Khan Grid" by government of Mongolia in 1995 under the Culture Exchange Programme between India & Mongolia. He has rendered commendable services many years in the mountain area of Leh-Ladakh (J & K), Uttar Pradesh (Garhwal & Kumaon), Himachal Pradesh extending from Karakoram to Kumaon Himalaya. Few of the mountain achievements and adventures are mentioned below: Special rock climbing course, 1966, Basic mountaineering course at H.M.I. Darjeeling, 1967, Leader of Gangotri / Badrinath trek-king expedition via Kalandikhal 19995 ft. high peak (Garhwal Himalaya) in 1968. Climb of ferry peak (Sikkim), Advance mountaineering guide and rescue course at Australia (Europe) and climbed 03 peaks on "Alps" (Europe) 1971, Dy. Leader of Neelkantha 1974. Set a world record by his first ascent tovirgin peak. “Saser-Kangri-I in 1973 on 7th June. Climb of Trishul peak (7120 mtrs.) in 1970, unnamed peak (6065 mtrs.) in Kakbhusand range (Garhwal) and Pancha-Chulli-I (6037 mtr.) both in 1972. He has been pioneer to establish mountaineering & Ski-ing Institute at ITBP Auli (Joshimath) and worked as Training Officer and later on as Principal / Commandant of this Institute. He has been with foreign joint expeditions such as: Tunni peak in 1975, Gangotri peak, 1976, Nanda Devi (Main) two times in 1978 and 1979, Bhagirathi-I 1980, Nandakot 1981, East-Nanda Devi-1982. Participated Seminars and International Mountaineering Camps, Administrative officer duty in IMF 1991, leader successful expedition to Mt. Bamba Dhura (6355 mtrs) 1991, leader of successful team to Mt. Un-named peaks 6172 mtrs. & 6075 mtrs. In (H.P.) State 1992, Liaison officer and member of Indo-Ukraine (Russia) expedition to Mt. "Kangchen Junga" April-June 1993, overall leader of joint successful expedition Indo-Mangolia to Mt. "Joanli" (21760 ft.) in November 1994, Summiteer of peak, "Mana, 23860 ft. in August 1995, Summiteer of three unnamed peaks, 6725 mtrs. 6489 mtrs. & 6449 mtrs. In Leh-Ladakh in November 1995. Mohinder Singh has been awarded more than fifteen Commendations / citation, appreciations different occasion of challenging / special assignments. He has carried out meticulously mountain rescue works many times. He has been decorated with Indian Police Medal (IPM) for meritorious services in 1997 and Maharaja Ranjeet Singh Award by Punjab State Government in 1998.

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Bibliographic information

Title Everest: The First Indian Ascent From North (Col)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173412769
length xvi+166p., Tables; Col. Plates; Bibliography; 29cm.
Subjects History