Thursday, 3 May 2018

Mt. Everest was conquered Five years ago this month by Lawrence School boys at Sanawar

Lawrence school, Sanawar team on Mt. Everest. Hill Pos
Mt. Everest team, Lawrence school, sanawar students. hillpost.in/2013/04/
Lawrence school, Sanawar team who scaled Everest. 5 Dariya News
 Scaling  the tallest peak in the world - Mt. Everest is not an easy task even for an experienced mountaineer. Besides specific training in mountaineering baked by physical fitness, etc, the mountaineer should be mentally prepared  to face challenges  at high elevation under stressful conditions. Firm determination and metal prowess need to be stretched far beyond the limits of tolerance. Once  you are on the summit and enjoying the joy of success, you have to plan your descent which is also equally challenging. To cap it all, you have to watch out for weather conditions that keep changing before you wink your eyes. About five years ago this month a team of  seven young students from Lawrence  School, Sanawar, Himachal Pradesh achieved a great victory - they conquered mt. Everest. Their adventure is a saga of courage and commitments, not to give in. On 21 May 2013 they set a record of being the youngest team to
stand atop the world’s tallest peak. The successful  mountaineers were  aged 15-17 years.

Lawrence School at Sanawar set in the serene Kasauli Hills, Himachal Pradesh  became the first school in the world to boldly send a team of six students on an expedition to scale the roof of the world Mt. Everest. The courageous students
in the age group of 15 to 17 had summitted the highest peak on 21 May 2013 and made a niche for themselves in the mountaineering history of Mt. Everest. Befitting their School's motto of their school "Never give in", they undertook the most difficult job in the midst of their academic commitments. These teenagers Guribadat Singh, Prithvi Singh, Ajay Sohal, Shubham, Fateh Singh and Raghav Juneja  made their school become the first one in the world to achieve this great feat. They made the final assault at mid night  from the Southern face of the massif. As usual, they carried with them a traditional prayer flag given by the locals who revere the mountain.
Mt. Everest, Nepal. Pictures and wallpapers
Sanawar boys on Everest May, 2013Hill Post
Thanks to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), in Darjeeling where the instructors put all the students through basic and advanced training courses to make them technically fit for the assault on Everest. Besides, the team  had  high altitude climbing training on two major peaks in the Kanchenjunga area and also  in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir where they experienced drastic temperature variations from 25 degrees Celsius below the freezing point. The young students, in total,  had a rigorous five-month extensive training (September 2012 to January 2013) in all aspects of mountaineering, stamina build-up, physical fitness as well as adventure sports to cope up rigors of high-altitude mountain climbing that is beset with all kinds of  dangers. The training was imparted by  Mt. Everest, expedition leader Colonel Neeraj Rana. The expedition was flagged off from India on April 5 2013 by the school principal..

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/north/story/six-sanawar-school-boys-scale-mount-everest-163919-2013-05-21

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130522/main7.html