"It's not the altitude, it's the attitude". .
..Day 7, After a pretty gruelling ascent at Thukla Pass, crossing Alpine Highlands, Frozen Riverbeds into the valley of the fallen, we came across the memorial chorten of Scott Fischer. As we reached this place it was a remarkable feeling and realisation for a moment that we stand among some of the bravest souls that ever Lived!🍃🗻😃 .
Scott was famous American mountaineer renowned for his ascents of the World's Highest mountains made without use of supplemental oxygen and lost his life in the 1996 Everest disaster that killed 8 of them overnight as they perished high up in the Death Zone while returning from Summit above 8,000m on Mount Everest where the human body is not designed to Survive.
This tragic ascent of Everest was covered in the book ‘Into Thin Air’ on survival attempt of Scott with Rob Hall during the Blizzard 1996 Mt.Everest disaster which inspired the movie, Everest. Scott and Rob were leading two teams on commercial expedition through their companies Mountain Madness and Adventure Consulting respectively. It's an Interesting Read on how these great men try to help folks Summit as they Promised esp Rob helping Doug who he requested to return to camp from 350m below summit the previous year and this leads major delays n summiting way post turnaround time on Everest and Scott falling ill on helping one of them getting down to Basecamp n Ascending up again to join the team for Summit Push falling short on acclimatization days.
I would suggest to Read Into Thin Air, The Climb and 'n' no.of Documentaries out there on the same 😃
Thanks for the Click, @vinuthabg 🤗
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