The second part of the book is more of psychological in nature and has references of Gautama Buddha, Mahaveer. The mention of "Zero" and its implications will surely make you read that over and over again. The kind of approach which a wannabe manager needs to take finds a clear mention making it a perfect guide for the aspiring leaders.
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I was thrilled by the Chronology From 1976.
Ruttledge attempted to penetrate three times and failed, said 'a place only about seventy-five miles from Almora, yet hitherto more inaccessible than the North Pole' - shows the might of this mountain which is unexplainable with scientific terms/means.
I am reproducing the same lines as it is from the book for your interest and understanding which reads as "Nanda Devi which means 'Bliss giving goddess' is widely believed by locals to be the manifestation of goddess Parvati, consort of Lord Shiva and its summit, her abode. Just short of 8000 meters, it is the second-highest mountain in India, standing at 7816 meters (25643 ft). But technically speaking, as Kanchenjunga is located on the border of India and Nepal, Nanda Devi is the highest mountain which is entirely located inside India; her snow- draped twin peaks connected by a two-mile knife-edge ridge; slightly higher 'Nanda Devi Main' with her twin sister 'Sunanda' popularly known as 'Nanda Devi East'; notoriously technical and avalanche-prone, 7434 meters (24390 ft) peak. If Everest fame Tenzing Norgay had said that the hardest climb of his life was 'Nanda Devi East' not the Everest, now that's saying something!"
People say that seven steps leading to heaven (tread by Pandavas) are visible from the Satopant lake in the majestic Choukhamba
Do you know the significance of “Nilkantha”?
We survived the scare of landslide and were on our way to Lata, enroute Joshimath. Maybe, we had just passed the first litmus test posed by Nanda Devi.
There is a mention about Skeleton Lake
Shipton’s expedition is something you wouldn't want to miss.
“Death is not too high a price to pay for a life fully lived," wrote Devi’s activist mother as she reflects on the life of the father-daughter duo.
Do you know what is special about Mahadev Mandir in Niti?
Shipton who said, "A lifetime is not enough to absorb the wonder of that country." When you finish reading this book, you wouldn't disagree with his views. Great Narration coupled with real life experience makes this book more appealing. Happy reading!!