Remembering an Indian Everest Pioneer

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Legend has it that during a lecture at the Doon School, he asked a student where north and south was. When the student responded by pointing to the ceiling and floor, he promptly yanked him up by the ankles, held him upside down and repeated the question by asking, “NOW where is North and South, son?”

Hari Dang was a passionate mountaineer and educationist who inspired many to follow their dreams. In one of the first Indian Everest expeditions, during their summit attempt in 1962, he spent three nights at 27,650 ft. Two of those nights were spent without oxygen.

“In 1962, it was a world record of sorts,” writes explorer Mandip Singh Soin, remembering the Indian climber who recently passed away.

Read the tribute at Outdoor Journal, India