This photographic travelogue depicts the Himalayan journey of an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer, Ravindra Kumar, including his summit of Mt Everest twice through two different routes. It transcends you to many fascinating locations of the Himalayas in Sikkim, Nepal, Ladakh and Tibet, travelled and explored by Kumar. Further, it provides glimpses of picturesque mountains and stunning landscapes along with the rich biodiversity and cultural vibrancy caught along the routes. Depicted through captivating images, accurate route maps and crisp descriptions laid out in a story-like manner, it transports you to places of ethereal beauty.
As a mountaineer, Kumar's adventures have spanned over a decade, summiting Mt Everest twice, which is an immensely inspirational achievement. This carefully curated gem also showcases the meticulous planning that goes in while engaging in such a risky adventure. It guides aspiring mountaineers to visualise their climb, fathom the difficulties and mentally prepare themselves for the ascent, which demands extreme physical fitness and unfortunately also ends up claiming many lives every year.
Moreover, it provides laypersons with an easy option to divert, unwind, relax and heal their mind by flipping through the soothing and calming scenes of the Himalayas, beautifully laid out throughout this magnificently crafted coffee table book. A painstaking work of stunning photographs and fearless narration, Mount Everest will leave a deep therapeutic effect on the human mind and body.