No wonder why mountains are the favorite subjects of many artists- writers, painters, photographers. The beauty of mountains allures you so much that you can’t stop yourself from capturing the serenity of that beauty. They might not always look friendly, in fact sometimes a bit bossy and proud. At one moment, they’re quite unwelcoming and next moment, inviting everyone towards the shimmering curves and majestic ranges of mountains.
The lumps of snow sprinkled on the mountains, fills the void with such powerful emotions of wonder and beauty. The land extruded thousands of feet into the air creates an expansion of the satisfaction in admiring the beauty of nature. It holds a pure mystery that inspires people to have the ultimate dream of reaching Mt.Everest.
Mt. Everest is the largest and highest mountain on the earth. It resides in the beauty of Himalayas. Every year thousands of people are lured to experience the thrill of climbing atop of this mountain.
It is no easy feat to challenge the admiration, the mountains stand with. The beauty almost deceives you at times, very low oxygen levels, extremely cold temperatures and unpredictable weathers. But what is most beautiful about it is that despite all trouble she offers, people strive to reach an impressive height of 29,029 feet.
There have been several attempts to ascent, to kiss this ‘forehead of the sky’. Many a times, attempts were distorted because of unfeasible routes, weather dynamics, raging storms, but the enthusiasm of getting to the top never declined instead stretched while people started considering it a book of challenge, of adventure, of love and life and death Several more unsuccessful summit attempts were made via different open routes. Little did they know, getting to Mount Everest isn’t just about having a strong interest but requires a lot of determination, strong preparations, effortless team work and a confidence in oneself.
After a long anticipation of reaching the top, On May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal, become the first rovers to step in the summit of the silent and bold beauty, Mount Everest, which stands 29029 above the sea level amidst those beautiful clouds and untold sunrises.
They both were a part of British Expedition led by John hunt, which turned out to lead the first ever successful climb. The expedition happened only after a proper study and planning of the setup, the leader would have a regular assessment about how the climbers were performing; they made nine camps before they could kiss the height. They faced the toughest of the challenges, to rejoice the beauty of a towering mountain, finally when they succeeded; they shared hugs, enough photographs at the vicinity of ever-looming Everest.
They fought every potential of death, from huge snowfalls to dangerous storms. Luckily, the members of the expedition were supplied with tons of proper materials; specially insulated boots, good clothing and fooding, proper oxygen systems and portable radio equipment. This made their journey a bit less tough, no wonder they had sleepless nights, freezing atmosphere, sleeper rocks, but their determination stood upright and took them to their destination. The partnership between Hillary and Tenzing symbolized that no matter where you belong to, you can always collaborate, have respect for each other and that’s how they made it to the top.”
The conquest of Everest was purely a product of selfless teamwork between Edmund and Tenzing.
The success of the story upholds a journey of hospitality of Nepalese people as well. The well-executed journey of Edmund and Tenzing raised so many questions, about who stepped first on the top, while it is believed that as an honor Tenzing let Edmund step first on the summit. Nepalese culture is considered to be reflection of hospitality since ages; once again Tenzing assured it with his open- heartedness and sincerity towards the guest.
People still raise eyebrows at the milestone they two could create, people praise their achievement, they learn. It wasn’t an easy journey, It was an unprecedented success story that floated above after the very first successful climb to the top of the world’s highest peak, it sparked some laid back enthusiasm, it became an example of friendship and courage and what it takes to dream of something big and actually achieve it.
Today, as men and women continue to test their fate on mountains, they’re vulnerable to many troubles, at times, losing toes, noses, fingers and even lives in the process, but there are also proven examples that the risks, unquestionably, are worth it. It also hints that you need to have a strong foundation that consists of strength; good equipment, effective preparations, and belief in teamwork to reach the summit and safely head back.
The magic of mountains continues and still attracts a hefty number of explorers to its beauty, Since Hillary and Norgay’s historic climb; numerous expeditions have made their way up to Everest’s summit.
It’s so obvious that these numbers are going to increase more in the days to come. Who would want to set back from the thrilling adventure and emotional upheavals that run in accord while you are on the top? None. The swift kisses of the breeze on the top would definitely give goose bumps. No doubt, it’s the wildest dream one would ever have. People still today continue having this wildest dream of staring at the beauty from nearest, wandering in the magic it waves, stumbling in the admonishing roar of the mountains.