Dare to Climb the Everest Without Oxygen? Indian Soldiers Did It

It’s quite tough to breathe at an high altitude, isn’t it? So, what if we tell you that you have to go up to 5000 or 6000 meters above the sea level?; I’m sure many of us would count ourselves out. But, there are exceptions, wonders and then, SUPER HUMANS!
Such super heroic abilities have been shown by a team of four Indian army personnel – Kunchok Tenda, Kelshang Dorjee Bhutia, Kalden Panjur and Sonam Phuntsok who are the first team ever to climb the world’s highest peak, the Mount Everest without using supplementary oxygen.

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”We had formed a team of ten people with the aim to scale the Everest without using oxygen cylinders, and succeeded in sending four members to the top of the world without oxygen. Our aim is to climb the Everest without carrying oxygen cylinder and create history.”, said Colonel Vishal Dubey, Leader, Snow Lion Everest Expedition 2017, told PTI.

More than 4,000 people have climbed the Everest, which stands at a height of 8,848 meter. But among these people, only 187 people have climbed the peak without using individual oxygen cylinders.
Six Sherpa guides also climbed the Mount Everest with this team, but they used oxygen cylinders for their safety. This team scaled the peak on May 21 and returned to Kathmandu on May 26.
All this shows the extreme limit that the human body can go up to. Who knows, climbing the Everest could be even easier in the coming years.

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