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About: Meet the youngest Indian to climb Mount Everest

Asked by don athaide, 27 May '13 12:47 pm
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On May 18, at 5 am IST, 16-year-old Nameirakpam Chingkheinganba became the youngest Indian ever to have climbed Mount Everest. This is his story.

Over the course of these past few years, Manipur teenager Nameirakpam Chingkheinganba made it a ritual to wake up at 5 every morning and take a walk that lasted four hours.

Upon his return, a breakfast of milk, bananas and honey followed and he would be off to school, then to tuitions and finally back home, where he would study. At the end of each day, he would meditate, reflect on its occurrences and take rest. And Sundays were dedicated to running for about seven hours.

In between all of this, he found the time to play the guitar, watch a bit of television and managed to keep within the top 15 in a class of about 55.

All of this had been in preparation for the one dream he's had for as long as he remembers -- to scale Mt Everest, a dream that his father Nameirakpam Tomba also once harboured but gave up for domestic responsibilit ...more
Answered by Stone Heart, 27 May '13 12:49 pm

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