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Legendary Everester Nawang Gombu’s Daughter Ongmu Laments Lack of Respect for the Mountains

When Darjeeling mountaineering great Nawang Gombu climbed Mt. Everest twice in 1965, becoming the first man in the world to do so, and he acquired the status of a Legend. It took a lifetime of training, grit, determination, courage and sheer love for the mountains to achieve the level of fitness and expertise to be able to climb Mt. Everest. Now a days, very few make a pilgrimage to Everest. Anyone with money, who have the ability to hire experts guides are scaling Mt. Everest. It’s not more the love of the mountain that attracts the people to Everest, but the lure of fame and bragging rights that most seek.