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Thursday, May 29, 2008

May 29, 1953


Time: 11:30 am (local time)
Date: May 29, 1953
Location: Somewhere in the Himalayas



Two people were making their way up the hills. Even though it was close to noon, their fingers were numb due to the cold. Tired and weary, but still they carried forth. And finally, they accomplished it!

It was today, 55 years back, that Tenzing and Hillary conquered Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world. As usual, Google celebrates it.


Some thoughts: We all are trying to conquer our own personal goals. Our own personal Everest. Makes me remember of the Last Lecture by Randy Pausch - Achieving Childhood Dreams.

2 comments:

Andrew said...

have you read Into Thin Air? I read it last year and just love that book. Great as a climbing story and as study of human decision-making.

Bonchi Buji said...

hi andrew..

I have heard about this book, but haven't read...it's about the tragedy that occurred in 1997 when around 12 mountaineers died....

Mountaineering is a great sport which develops the qualities of hard work,team spirit and as you pointed out, team spirit....i still feel the kind of experience i had when i went for a trekking in a nearby forest....

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