Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sandhosh Kumar

Everest season has almost begun and lots of adventurers are on their final preparation for set off. And one of them is Sandhosh Kumar, an Indian from Singapore. Like many, in the past, he too seems to have quit his job just for Everest. Apart from his personal thirst for Everest, he claims to climb Everest to create awareness on child sexual abuse in India. To raise funds for the same, he is carrying a banner containing comman individuals' photos to the top of world. Those who wish to have their photos included, may check out his website given below.

He is leaving Singapore next week for Everest journey. Once he's on top of the world, he becomes the first Indian Singaporean to summit Mt.Everest. Wish him good luck for summit and safe return home.

You may wish to follow him more on his website - http://climbeverestwithme.com/

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Joao Garcia

Joao Garcia, who has been climbing mountains for about 25 years, is the first Portuguese to climb Mt.Everest in 1999. What I most liked in him is the quality of perseverance towards success. Some of the peaks he summited only after 2nd or 3rd attempts. For example, he summitted Mt.Everest only during the 3rd attempt. And Shishapangma, 14th 8000er (mountains above 8000 mts), also during 3rd attempt only. Which means he never gave up to the failures. So far he has 13 of the 14 8000ers and 6 of the 7 summits to his credit. Now he has all set to climb last in the 8000ers list, Annapurna, to become the 19th person in the world to climb all 8000ers and 11th person to climb them all without any supplement oxygen (as per wiki).

Wish him good luck to complete his 8000ers mission successfully and return home safely. Here is a small film about his missions.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Angkor Wat

Place - Angkor Wat, Cambodia . Year - 2007.

This picture is actually composed with two pics taken in my earlier Kodak Z650, a bridge camera. The camera's lens was not wide enough to cover the whole area and hence I had to take 2 pics and stitch them. One of the reasons why the image is blurred at some spots.