Young mountaineer aims to conquer the Everest
Young mountaineer aims to conquer the Everest.A young mountaineer Bharath Themmineni from Kurnool will be making an attempt to conquer Mount Everest. If he manages to complete the task, Bharat would be the first person to achieve the feat from Andhra Pradesh.
A young mountaineer Bharath Themmineni from Kurnool will be making an attempt to conquer Mount Everest. If he manages to complete the task, Bharat would be the first person to achieve the feat from Andhra Pradesh. Speaking to newsmen in the city, he reveals that the task is not easy. “I had to go through a lot of problems after the death of my father three years ago. He is the real source of inspiration for me. I had the dream of climbing the Everest since my childhood and I have always been practicing ever since.
The real problem was sponsorship for my dream. I train corporates in mountaineering sessions and earn some money but that is not sufficient to fund my travel. I am really thankful to Abhaya Foundation who came forward to help me,” says Bharath. Bharath will be taking up Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for Swachh Bharat at the Everest.“I am starting my journey with 150 flags to dedicate the message of Swachh Bharat to all our Indians. I will hand over each flag to each person and I will complete 150 flags.
The message which I want to give out is by 2019, India will celebrate the 150thbirth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and this is the significance of those 150 flags,” he explained. “Survival would be a difficult task once a person scales above 7,200 meters which is termed as ‘Advanced Base Camp’. I will have to survive only on chocolates and dry fruits,” Bharath said.
Bharath paid rich tributes to India’s top mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu who was recently declared dead while climbing the Agnes Mountain in Argentina. Bharath opined that lack of satellite communication could have cost him his life.“There will be no communication once a person scales above 6,000 meters and from there on it’s only a person’s instinct and foresight which can save him,” concluded Bharath.