Valuable lessons We can Learn from Third Youngest Indian to Climb EverestJul 09, 2018
He’s extraordinary. He’s young and determined. He doesn’t believe in giving up too easily. He’s the kind of person who’s willing to stick it out. He’s conquered some of the highest mountains before. And he’s not yet done. He wants to do more. We’ve a lot to learn from this young man.
His name is Arjun. His mind and heart have always been immersed in trekking and mountain-climbing. He has a burning passion for his mountain-climbing career.
And he works hard to reach his goals of climbing higher mountains. And that’s made him the third Indian youngest person to have been at the very top of Mount Everest. That’s no small achievement!
His passion, determination and hard work have gone beyond just climbing Mount Everest alone. Why do we say so? In 2011, he became the youngest mountain climber of the Mount Lhotse which happens to be the fourth highest mountain in the world and the Manaslu, the eighth highest mount in the world.
He’s fearless because he’s dared to explore uncharted waters with his fellow mountain climbers. How? He explored a mountain and named it Mount Kalam. He named it after the late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
Arjun is not afraid to take risks. He went to climb some dangerous mountain peaks like Mount Makalu. This is no tiny achievement given that this mountain has a high rate of fatalities when compared to Mount Everest. Why? Because it has deep pitches and edges that are as sharp as a knife. What about its fatality rate? It’s double the fatality rate of Mount Everest!
This guy is a determined climber. He made his attempt to go to the top of Mount Makalu in the year 2013. How bad he must have felt when he climbed high up only to find that more ropes of just 150 metres long were needed to reach the top. Sadly, they did not have the ropes. Did he give up?
He went back in 2014! Unfortunately, some of his climbing companions died. And they suspended their climbing mission.
Again on his third attempt, natural disasters stood in his way. There was a Nepal earthquake that affected the area, forcing this dude to abandon his third attempt.
How did things turn out on another attempt? He finally achieved his goal of climbing Mount Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world!
Did that come that easily? Not at all! It was after coming face to face with death, encountering an avalanche and consecutively failing three times. At last he achieved his goal!
There’s more to this young man. Not only has he conquered Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Manaslu and Mount Makalu, but he also climbed to the top of Mount Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world. But was it easy? Far from it!
Climbing Mount Cho Oyu came at a great cost. He almost died. Why? He got trapped in a snowstorm with insufficient oxygen and he suffered paralysis and pulmonary edema. The left part of his body even stopped working altogether. He needed to be evacuated quickly.
Was this perhaps the time to call it quits? By no means! He still persisted until he became the youngest Indian climber of Mount Cho Oyu in 2016.
What is his next goal in his climbing career? To climb the third highest mountain in the world - Mount Kangchenjunga!
We can’t help but admire this fearless and determined young man. And we can learn some something from him.
Valuable lessons we can from Arjun
1. No goal is too big nor too high to achieve if you really set your heart to it.
2. When you fail in life, get up and keep trying till you achieve what you want.
3. Failure teaches us success. And success teaches us that if we don’t give up failure won’t break our heart forever.
4. Always have passion for your job, career or school work because passion brings success and happiness. Passion conquers all obstacles in life.
5. We need to take risks to succeed in life. He that wants to succeed must not fear to take risks in life.
6. Determination is the cornerstone of all achievements in life.
7. We need friends and people to achieve our lofty goals. Mountain climbers work with others when climbing high mountains. You can’t climb a lofty mountain alone.