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Higher than Everest - Memoirs of a Mountaineer
Higher than Everest - Memoirs of a Mountaineer

Higher than Everest - Memoirs of a Mountaineer

by Maj HPS Ahluwalia

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Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

8171672922 - Year: 1995 - Pages: 240

Binding

Paperback

Maj HPS Ahluwalia

Author: Maj HPS Ahluwalia
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 1995
Language: English
Pages: 240
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171672922

Description

A moving testament of a man who has faced insurmountable odds and has bravely overcome them.

This is an autobiography of one of the world's most famous mountaineer who has had long and intimate contact with mountains, and can understand their true magic. This yearning for the mountains culminated in his being chosen a member of the successful Indian Expedition to Everest in 1965.

The author's gripping account of the ascent to the Everest contains intriguing information about this massive operation. The action-packed climb to the summit is an unforgettable narrative with each torturous step recounted in vivid detail. Some of the episodes about which the author has written are illustrated in rare photographs taken by him. This book also has a vivid account of the Silk Route Expedition which was undertaken by the author recently.

This book is about striving , whether the goal be physical or spiritual. Soon after climbing the world's highest mountain, tragedy struck the author which resulted in his confinement to a wheel chair. The book is a poignant account of his struggle towards normality and then driving to reach new heights.

Higher Than Everest will be remembered as more than an autobiography of a mountaineer. It is the moving of a man who has faced insurmountable odds and has bravely overcome them.

COMMENTS:

I have enjoyed reading this book . . Triumph followed by tragedy, and further triumph over the tragedy itself, are told with a modesty, a dignity and a sincerity which cannot fail to move and inspire everyone who reads this very personal story of vision, tenacity and courage. - Lord Hunt

This book for generations will inspire all those who find the call of adventure and exploration irresistible and will stimulate them to continue despite insurmountable odds. - The Sunday Standard

Rousing record of the adventure of a man who has bravely overcome seemingly insurmountable odds by sheer force of will and grit of character. - The Indian Express

Contents

Foreword

Preface

Author's Note

ONE
End of a Long Dream

TWO
Childhood and Youth

THREE
Lure of the Mountains

FOUR
Upwards Through Nepal

FIVE
Climb to the Summit

SIX
Doctors and Quacks

SEVEN
My Days at Stoke Mandeville

EIGHT
A New Life in India

NINE
The Summit Within

TEN
The Silk Route Expedition

Glossary

Index

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