Travel and the spirit of adventure go hand in hand. If you are adventurous, you cannot help but travel and travel leads to adventure.
What could be the ultimate adventure for a traveler?
Everest! Nothing more, nothing less, is the answer.
Experiencing the thrill of the Himalayan ranges and having a glimpse of the mighty Everest must definitely feature high on the bucket list of every traveler worth his salt.
But climbing Mt. Everest would be a wild dream for most if not all travelers.
We too had a dream. A dream of gazing over endless banks of snow, a dream of looking at the world from the top of Mt.Everest!
And our dream was realized!
Not in reality but virtual reality.
We donned our 3-D glasses and settled back in our seats and the movie called Everest which was released in the year 2015 instantly swept us away into the cold and harsh Himalayan ranges. We could feel the chill, snowy wind on our faces.
As the characters prepared for the final climb, we could feel the rush of adrenaline and we felt we were part of the team which set out on the final assault of Mt. Everest.
We marveled at the grandeur of the mountains, we shrunk in fright as our toes became numb and frostbite became imminent. We reeled with vertigo looking down at the sheer drop from The Balcony, a small platform at 27,600 Ft.
We gasped for oxygen and sucked in the heavenly gas from our masks as the air thinned as we slowly ascended and moved towards our GOAL, The Everest.
As our feet trudged wearily but triumphantly and reached the top, our spirits were lifted to Himalayan heights and we exulted in the sheer joy of achievement. We collapsed on Mt. Everest, not believing that we had stretched the limits of human endurance and reached where only a handful do. We proudly planted our flags and kneeled down overcome with emotion and said a silent prayer to the Maker as tears flowed and froze from our eyes.
We take this opportunity to share here a breathtaking video of Mt. Everest and nearby peaks. Video courtesy – Teton Gravity Research.
The aerial cinema experts at Teton Gravity Research release the first ultra HD footage of the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft. with the GSS C520 system, the most advanced gyro-stabilized camera system in the world. Filmed from a helicopter with a crew flying from Kathmandu at 4,600 ft. up to 24,000 ft. on supplemental oxygen, these are some of the most stable, crisp, clear aerial shots of these mountains ever released, which include Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse. Must watch video in Full screen – click here.