India Ink has a story about a group of young Indians collaborating in the upper reaches of the region’s mountains, at a time when many are celebrating the six decades-old historic accomplishment in the same region:
KHUMBU GLACIER —It was nearly 60 years ago this month that Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa guide, and Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand scaled the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest.
But even decades later, for thousands of mountaineers, the lure of the gleaming white summit seems to outweigh the perils involved in trekking to base camp, crossing the infamous Khumbu icefall and setting up four camps before attempting to climb to the 8,848-meter (29,028-feet) summit.
As part of the National Cadet Corps Everest Expedition, which the Indian government describes as “promoting the spirit of adventure among the youth,” I was chosen as the expedition photographer to accompany nine other cadets.
Read the whole story here.