The Glory Of The Himalayas

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It is the 58th year of the successful ascent of Mt. Everest. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary scaled Mt. Everest for the first time on 29th May 1953. This was without doubt an epoch-making day in the history of mountaineering. Their extraordinary feat inspired several mountaineers to set their feet on the summit of Mt. Everest. Their efforts broke the old records and set new ones. But it was not possible without paying the price. In the mad rush of setting new records, many lives were lost in the deadly ice. So far, more than 170 mountaineers have lost their lives including Babu Chhiri Sherpa and Pasang Lhamu Sherpa. Alongside joy we also have sad memories associated with mountains.