" It's a wonderful feeling to push even a tiny piece of the planet down beneath one's feet. If it's overhanging plastic, it's going to pump your arms like bloated sausages; if it's a steep snow-slope at 27000 feet it's going to deaden the legs and make the lungs like overworked bellows. Either way, the challenges are obvious." -Adrian Burgess.
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TOPIC: Great Mountaineers - Col. Avtar Singh Cheema

Great Mountaineers - Col. Avtar Singh Cheema 7 years, 6 months ago #186

Col Avtar Singh Cheema (1933–1989) was the first Indian to climb Mount Everest. He was a part of the third mission undertaken by the Indian Army, in 1965, to climb Mt. Everest after two failed attempts. He successfully conquered the mountain on 20 May 1965. He along with Sherpa Nawang Gombu ascended the SE Ridge. He was Captain in the Parachute regiment at that time and later was promoted to Colonel.
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