Time can erode even the greatest of achievements as they are repeated or surpassed. Think Roger Bannister’s four minute mile, chuck Yeager’s smashing of the sound barrier,Yuri Gagarin becoming the first person in space. Perhaps that has happened to Edmund Hillary and tensing Norgay who 60 years ago today became the first people to reach the peak of Mount Everest. It was a mountain that had defeated or killed all who had tried before and Hillary and Norgay were only able to remain on the peak for 15 minutes before they had to begin descending, low on oxygen. They truly went where no man had gone before
Today though Everest’s peak is decidedly less lonely place more than 3500 have successfully climbed the 29,029 feet mountain and more than tenth of that number scaled the peak just over the past. Bachendri Pal born on May 24th 1954 Indian mountaineer who in 1984 became the first Indian woman to reach the Mount Everest when the temperature was minus 40 degrees. By dint of her hard work and sheer determination she created a history on reaching the peak on May 23 1984.
Having achieved the world record feat of becoming the first woman amputee to conquer Mt Everest Arunima Sinha said her journey from the railway tracks to the highest peak in the world was full of struggle An ex-volleyball player at the national level Arunima was thrown off a moving train nearly two years ago, and in a bid to save her life the doctors had to amputate her left leg below the knee. With an aim to climb Mt.Everest Arunima had joined the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation-run training camp in Uttrakashi and since March 3 2012 she had continuously been training under Bachendri Pal. On her future plans she said” I want to start a sports academy for poor and physically challenged children in Unnao Uttar Pradesh. She climbed and reached the peak recently on May 21, 2013.
At the age of 15 years and seven months Raghav Joneja from Moradabad became the youngest Indian to scale the Mt. Everest when he along with his five schoolmates climbed the fifth highest peak in the world. Raghav broke the record set by Manipuri’s Nameirakpam Chingkheinganba at 16 years seven months and eleven days as recently as last month surpassing Arjun vaipai’s feat by a week. A student of Lawerence School Sanawar, Raghav achieved the remarkable feat on May 21. After embarking on an arduo.