S. Bharadwaj for AapkaTimes
“Ahievers are those who dares to dream”. This quote seems fit for Faisal Latif (19) and Anirudh Sharma (23).After starting their expedition to Mt. Shethidhar (5358 M),Manali along with six other members they completed the expedition on 11th june at 1 in the midnight,the other six members were not able to make it to the summit but they were there with them waiting at the lower camps.
Faisal hails from Patna and is currently pursuing BA (H) in Geography from Jamia Millia Islamia and Anirudh has recently given CA final xam and graduated in Commerce from Hansraj College,University of Delhi in 2012.
This is probably the first successful ascent on this mountain after the accident which took place last year in october in which three people died of rockfall and whiteout.Both Anirudh and Faisal are trained mountaineer from A B Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering Manali,Faisal has aslo attended the prestigious Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Darjeeling.
On asking Faisal who has also done a solo cycling expedition from kashmir to kanyakumari about the experiences of the expedition, he said we were very confident about it we never talked about the risks which we were taking,we were going up cracking jokes and laughing and I remember when we reached the summit the temperature was below -10 degrees C but first thing which I said to him was that ” Anirudh bhai this peak looks like the same as the peak showed in the movie ye jawani hai deewani and he shouted Bhoota Parbat and we both started laughing like hell”
On asking what coming next they said ofcourse like every mountaineer we too want to climb Mt. Everest one day but our dream peak is Kanchenjunga,we would like to do it together someday.