Climber from Bihar unfurls 328ft Tricolour in Lahaul-Spiti's Kanamo peak
Nandan Choubey, a resident of Sarenja village of Bihar's Buxar district created a world record by hoisting the tallest Tricolour of 328-feet on the top of Mount Kanamo.
Patna, Nov 13 (IANS) Nandan Choubey, a resident of Sarenja village of Bihar's Buxar district created a world record by hoisting the tallest Tricolour of 328-feet on the top of Mount Kanamo.
He made a world record in August by conquering Mount Yunam located between Manali and Leh and Mount Kanamo located in Lahaul Spiti district of the Himalayas.
Choubey says that mountains seem small when one has the spirit and will to make the right efforts to reach the destination. He is the only mountaineer from Bihar to have achieved this success.
He added that conquering the peak, which has scarce oxygen, is considered to be very difficult.
"Carrying a flag weighing 10 kilograms is a big deal," Choubey said.
Elated on his achievement, the mountaineer added that he is passionate about climbing mountains, exploring and taking up new adventures.
His success has been included in the World Book of Records and International Book of Records.
Choubey in a conversation with IANS said that he visited Kedarnath and Kedarkantha for the first time in 2017. His passion for mountaineering gained momentum after seeing the Himalayan Range from close.
He trained from Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering (JIM) in Jammu & Kashmir and the National Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) in Uttarakhand.
Choubey's journey from the Sarenja village to the mountain tops has been special and difficult too. His morale has increased by this success.
The mountaineer considers Reinhold Messner and Jimmy Chin as his idols.
He said that he has climbed many high peaks, including Kedarkantha, Kalanag, Yunam peak, Kanamo, Stok Kangri, Kang Yatse II, Dzo Jongo, Rudragaira, Friendship peak, Satopanth peak and Nun.
He dedicated the record to the country and other mountaineers. When asked about his upcoming plans, he said that he wants to hoist the Tricolour on Mount Denali in Alaska, North America.
He added that the biggest goal for him is to reach Mount Everest for which he is working exceptionally hard.
Choubey has received awards like 'Iconic personality of India', 'Kalam Youth Leadership award' and 'Global Bihar Excellence award' among others.