The experience as an Everester has taught the narrator to face life’s ordeals resolutely.
There is more than the physical conquest of a mountain, it is the sense of fulfilment, and satisfaction of a deep urge to rise above one’s surroundings. It is the eternal love for adventure in man.
Once the passage taken up cannot be taken back because it is as difficult as the passage onwards.
The pictures of God left on Everest symbolise reverence.
The scene around when standing on the summit is beautiful. There are other silvery peaks around which appear through the clouds specially when the sun is on them. The surrounding peaks look like jewelled necklace around the neck of a summit and below are the vast valleys sloping into a distance.
After climbing the Summit of Mount Everest, one is overwhelmed by a deep sense of joy and thankfulness.
The after effects of climbing a high summit are satisfying. It is not just a physical climb. One who has been to a mountain top becomes conscious of his own smallness. He is changed.
The symbols of reverence left by members of the team on Everest were: (i) a picture of Guru Nanak, (ii) a picture of Goddess Durga, (iii) a relic of the Buddha and (iv) a cross.
His experience as an Everester taught him to face life’s painful experiences with determination and firmness.