S03E01 FindingTheVoices: Conquering Mount Everest at the age of 16, an interview with Nameirakpam Chingkheinganba from Manipur.
Guest Speaker : Nameirakpam Chingkheinganba
Language: Interview in Meteilon
Location: Imphal, Manipur, India
Determined to achieve his father’s long lost dream of conquering Mount Everest in 1983, a young boy from Patsoi, Manipur took charge and scaled the mountain giant to stand high and mighty on top of the highest peak on the planet. At the age of 16, Nameirakpam Chingkheinganba went on the first ever North-East India Mount Everest Expedition in 2013 and took upon the 75 days long expedition risking his life and testing his will power and courage to show that anybody can overcome even the most challenging obstacles in life if they have the right attitude and positive mentality.
Chingkheinganba began training at the age of 9 and started developing his skills by first climbing hills of lesser height and then slowly adding on more in the course. He took on his first Adventure Course at Manipur Mountaineering Institute, Lamdang. After completing the course, Chingkheinganba got fueled with downright motivation upon finding out that his father once had a dream of climbing Mount Everest.
In this interview, Chingkheinganba talks about how a Mount Everest expedition takes place and the numerous challenges and life threatening risks a mountaineer faces during the mission. He tells the story of how he successfully completed the journey carrying limited food and oxygen and how he dealt with the dangerous depths, avalanches, crevasses and unnerving situations in the icy mountains. He also talks about the shocking count of lifeless bodies they came across lying on the frozen grounds in the Dead Zone!
Apart from mountaineering, Chingkheinganba also has other passions and future goals. He’s currently studying in Imphal College and wants to pursue further studies in Geography. And right now, you can imagine him riding his mountain bike day-in, day-out, and training very hard to realize his dream of becoming an Olympian in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Born and raised in the violence-torn landscape of Manipur, I have a vision to promote and spread inspiring, empowering, educative & entertaining stories. I believe that we can create contents bringing the positive side of Manipur. I believe we can do this together by finding the voices, voices which needs to be heard and shared, voices of our own people, people of Manipur and well-wishers of Manipur. I believe that these voices will bring a change and connect all of us.
I welcome you to join me in my journey to finding the voices at Http://FindingTheVoices.com/