Deadly Mountain


When you reach the Basecamp of Annapurna in Nepal, the 10th tallest mountain on earth, and one of the 14 mountains above 8000m, the summit looks to be very close and easily attainable. It beckons you. When I showed this photo to my friend, he said, “it’s only a little bit more, you should have tried to summit”. But do I not know the perils! The calm inviting summit you see here in this photo is littered with dead bodies. This beautiful summit is the deadliest of all the mountains on earth. It’s a killer. Every year it consumes more than 5 lives, a considerable percentage of the small number of people who try to conquer it. Now, look at the summit again.

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About Joshi Mukard (84 Articles)
The author is a wandering soul with no place to call his home town. He was born in Kerala, brought up in several parts of Tamil Nadu, and currently living in Bangalore, shifting his base across the city on a yearly basis with fellow (unfortunate) wanderers, his wife (Libena) and little daughter (Tanaya). Despite all these, the author is a happy soul with no complaints on anything. He wakes up in the morning and sleeps at night and in-between he ducks, stumbles and dances through this world.

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