Thanks to everyone who joined in the discussion around my latest post, about faking an Everest summit.
For those of you who didn’t read my blog yesterday, here’s the link.
Actually, even those of you who read it yesterday will enjoy the comments, especially those of my friend Kuntal Joisher, a double Everest summiteer, and a very calm, thoughtful man. He brings a professional’s input to the issue.
So, “a day after HT reported” the suspicions about Mr. Yadav, it looks as though the gentleman in question will not be receiving the Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award after all.
If indeed he faked his summit – good.
And of course, if he didn’t fake it, despite the missing oxygen pipe, then there’s always another year.
And kudos to all the true mountaineers out there.