THE SUMMIT WITHIN SUMMARY


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Major H.P.S. Ahluwalia was a member of the first successful expedition to Mount Everest in 1965.

The author H.P.S. Ahluwalia has narrated his experience of climbing the summit of Everest.

As the author stood on the summit many emotions surged through him.

Of all the emotions, the dominant one was humility.

Climbing the summit of Everest provides a deep sense of joy which lasts   a lifetime and changes the climber completely.

According to the author, there is another summit- the summit of mind that is more difficult to climb.

After getting down from the summit, the author questioned himself as to why people climb mountains.

The mountain presents great difficulties.

Man takes delight in overcoming obstacles.

There are three qualities that played a major role in climbing- endurance, persistence and will power.

From childhood the author has been attracted by the mountains.

Mountains are nature at its best.

Mountains are a means of communion with God.

Adventure is risky but pleasurable.

It is a brutal struggle with rock and ice.

It gives the sense of a battle fought and won and a feeling of victory and of happiness.

It provides physical, emotional and spiritual experience.

The climbers left some symbols to make their obeisance.

The author left on Everest a picture of Guru Nanak.

Rawat left a picture of Goddess Durga.

Phu Dorji left a relic of the Buddha.

Edmund Hillary had buried a cross.

There is another summit that is in your mind.

The physical act of climbing to the summit of mountain outside is akin to the act of climbing mountain within.

It teaches us much about ourselves.

It gives us inspiration to face life’s ordeals with determination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY

The Summit Within’ is a story of experiences of Major H.P.S. Ahluwalia, a member of the first successful Indian expedition to  Mount Everest. Ahluwalia was full of humility when he stood on the summit of Everest. He thanked God for his physical success.  It was the highest of the goals for him.While getting down from the Summit he asked himself why he climbed Everest and what made him to do so. The people climb mountains because they present great difficulties. Man takes delight in overcoming obstacles. A climb  to a summit means the demonstration of climber’s endurance,  Persistence and will power. Since childhood, the narrator has been attracted by mountains.  For him mountains are nature at its best. They have a challenging  beauty and majesty. They are a means of communion with God.Everest is the highest and the mightiest and has defied many previous attempts. On climbing its summit, one has the sense of victory  and of happiness. Its view brings a spiritual change in his mind. It poses a challenge before him which was difficult to resist. One feels connected with the supernatural element on reaching the Summit. One becomes conscious of his own smallness in this large Universe. It provides physical, emotional and spiritual fulfilment. Climbing a mountain is a highly risky job and needs others’ help also. The fellow climbers prove to be a source of inspiration. They remember their Gods to feel confident. It is far more difficult to climb the summit within oneself than to climb the summit of a mountain. One can get a fuller knowledge of oneself merely by climbing one’s personal and internal mountain peak. It is fearful and unscalable like the climb to the summit of a mountain. Both the climbs teach one much about the world and about oneself. The internal summits are much Higher than Everest. The climber gets the inspiration to face life’s ordeals with determination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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