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ON TOP OF THE WORLD: THE INDIAN EVEREST SAGA 1854-2006 Kohli 2006 1st edition
By Kohli, M.S.
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2008. India, 2006, 1st edition. 303 pp, 15 color plates. Ever since its discovery as the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest is regar-ded the ultimate goal of mountaineers from all over the world. In 1953, the maiden ascent of Everest by Tenzing Norgay, along with Edmund Hillary, elec-trified the entire nation. Twelve years later, the Indian Everest Expedition 1965 set up a world record by putting nine climbers on the summit, catapulting India to become the fourth nation in the world to climb Everest.

Till the middle of 2006, 107 Indians have stood on the summit of Everest; one of the first two persons to reach the summit is an Indian; the first man to climb Everest twice is an Indian; the first woman to climb Everest twice is also an Indian. And the three climbers, who hold the world record of spending three nights at about 28,000 feet, are also Indians. The growth and development of mountain-eering and adventure sports in India is closely associated with numerous Indian ascents of Everest.

Captain Kohli has superbly chronicled all gallant Indian ascents till the middle of 2006. This volume will find a pride of place in the libraries of schools, colleges and corporates to inspire millions of our youth to scale the highest peaks of achievement in their chosen fields. with coloured photographs.
 
Part I—Discovery and Foreign Expeditions
  1. Discovery of Everest (1852)
    H.P.S. Ahluwalia
  2. First on Top (1953)
    Edmund Hillary
  3. The Historic IAF Flight (1953)
    Nalini Jayal
  4. The Gombu Feat (1963)
    James Ramsey Ullman
  5. Lobsang Tshering Bhutia (1993)
    Tashi Tenzing
  6. In My Father’s Footsteps (1996)
    Jamling Tenzing Norgay
  7. In Grandpa’s Memory (1997)
    Tashi Tenzing
  8. Kusang Sherpa (1998)
    M.S. Kohli

Part II—India Makes It

  1. India Accepts the Challenge (1960)
    M.S. Kohli
  2. Three Nights at 28,000 ft. (1962)
    M.S. Kohli
  3. The First Indian Success (1965)
    M.S. Kohli
  4. Nine Times Around the Peak (1965)
    Neel Batra
  5. The Sherpas of Delhi (1965)
    Situ Mullick
Part III—Indian Ascents Galore
  1. First Woman Atop (1984)
    D.K. Khullar
  2. Indo-Tibetan Border Police Expedition (1992)
    S.D. Sharma
  3. First Woman to Climb Twice (1993)
    Bachendri Pal
  4. ITBP Climb from the North (1996)
    M.S. Kohli
  5. Maharashtrians Atop (1998)
    Hrishikesh Yadav
  6. The Formidable Kangshung Face (1999)
    Santosh Yadav
  7. Soldiers Atop (2001)
    Anand Swaroop
  8. Army Everest Massif Expedition (2003)
    Ashok Abbey
  9. Golden Jubilee Climb (2003)
    Kulwant Singh Dhami
  10. Sailors Atop (2004)
    Satyabrata Dam
  11. Army Women Make It (2005)
    S.S. Shekhawat
  12. IAF Lands Atop (2005)
    Amit Chowdhury
  13. Hat Trick by the ITB Police (2006)
    Harbhajan Singh
  14. Maiden BSF Ascent (2006)
    S.C. Negi
  15. Seven Summits by Malli Mastan Babu (2006)
    M.S. Kohli

Captain Kohli was leader of the first successful Indian expedition to Everest in 1965 that put a record-breaking nine climbers atop the peak. This spectacular success made India dance. To demons-trate the nation's gratitude and appre-ciation, the Prime Minister Gulzarilal Nanda and several Cabinet Ministers received the returning team at the airport. On 8 Sept. 1965, Captain Kohli received the rare honour of addressing Members of both the Houses of the Indian Parlia-ment in the Central Hall. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi described the feat as one of the six major achievements of India after independence.

A living legend of the Himalayas, Captain Kohli is one of the three men in the world who hold the record of spending three nights at 28,000 ft in the death zone of Everest, in 1962. During his long tenure of 14 years, from 1979 to 1993, as Vice President and President of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation, he organized a mixed team to Everest in 1984 which saw the first Indian woman Bachendri Pal on the summit; and an all women team to Everest in 1993 which catapulted Santosh Yadav to become the first woman in the world to climb Everest twice. As Advisor to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, from 1991 to 1996, the ITB Police climbed Everest from both sides.

Captain Kohli has had a spectacular career in the Indian Navy, the ITB Police and Air India. He made an invaluable contribution to India and other Himalayan countries by founding the brand new segment of Himalayan Tourism. Among the numerous honours he has received are the Padma Bhushan, the Arjuna Award, the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and the IMF Gold Medal. He is the author of 26 books.

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