First ever Punjabi book on Everest released

Excelsior Correspondent
page10-5JAMMU, Mar 11: Retd Commandant, ITBP Mohinder Singh released his Punjabi book ‘Everest 1996’ today.
It was released by Gulzar Singh Sandhu, a prominent Punjabi writer and winner of prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award.
Published by Unistar Books Private Limited, Chandigarh, ‘Everest 1996’ is a gripping story, climber’s unending determination to win a mountain and of nature’s chilling riposte, resolute character and final acceptance of sacrifice, a disastrous the cliff walk, death trap atop the world, dead climber’s walk, the dead and the daring defy of universal moral rule. How victory fever repelled the mountaineers whose physio-psychological assessment was graded.
The book unfolds step by step the captivating drama of single-minded human efforts pitted against innumerable odds, the stark elements thrust at the dramatic personal nail biting excitement, jolt of setbacks, throbbing anticipation, tantalizing goal, pain and agony of three tragic deaths, anguish of anxiety, triumph and tragedy “Sweet and Sour”, sorrow, happiness, aching and joys.
The book ends on historical feat of reaching the top but not before infamous tragedy where 3 members of team lost their lives while getting stuck in worst ever snow blizzard.


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