Title Think Everest
Author Atul Karwal
ISBN 9788130912707
List price Rs. 295.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 272
Book size 140 x 216 mm
Publishing year 2010
Original publisher Viva Books Private Limited
Published in India by Viva Books Private Limited
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Review: "Undertaking to climb Mount Everest under any circumstances takes great courage, determination and will power. Mr. Atul Karwal is the first officer from the All India Services to have done so when he scaled the world’s highest peak in May 2008. No doubt this inspiring book, Think Everest, will encourage others to emulate Mr. Karwal’s achievement."
-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"I felt transported to the high-altitude world of the climb and realized how every endeavour of his required unwavering commitment to his dream. What one takes back is a feeling of having been witness to the uniqueness of an ordinary life lived passionately… a must read… for everyone who dreams big."
-Kiran Bedi

“A truly inspirational book, it makes an impassioned call on the reader to choose one’s own Everest. And then climb it bit by bit, pushing the mind beyond its limits. ‘Think Everest’ brings out the value of patience, courage, gratitude and spontaneity. It shows how one can discover one’s ‘extraordinariness’ through consistent pursuit of ‘the ordinary life. A must read.”
-Rajesh Khullar, IAS officer, Commissioner – Municipal Corporation, Gurgaon

“An Enchanting Saga…… Ridiculously magical! Unbelievingly real! That’s how the husband wife duo Atul and Anita Karwal describe going to Everest feels like. All those who want to know the answer, Think Everest – Scaling Mountains with the Mind is one read we recommend.”
 -Spicejet Magazine

“It’s a story of grit, deep love for adventure and nature and most significantly reveals the power of mind over physical human weakness.”
-Geet Sethi, former World Billiards Champion

“What is ‘Everest’? Is it just the highest mountain in the world or does it stands there for all those who think and dream big? This book exhorts that Everest could mean many different things to different people given the uniqueness of their individual journeys in life. The purpose of writing ‘Think Everest’ is to inspire similarly inclined souls to begin their voyage in the quest for their very own ‘Everest’”.

"… brings back these feelings of being in tune with nature. Think Everest is not a travelogue. It is Atul’s quest to be in touch with his true self – to be one with nature. …..there is a simultaneous ‘outward’ journey to the wilderness and ‘inward’ journey to the crevasse of mind where the sheer grit overpowers the doubt and triumphs by becoming one with nature."
-Hitesh Sharma, Head, Radio Mirchi, Mumbai

"The book is just un-put-downable. It can be a great supplementary English reader/text book in our schools."
-Sajan Joseph, IIM, Ahmedabad

"What an effort! The book has all the ingredients to be a roaring success. As always, I got bang for the bucks."
-Ajay, BHEL. Haridwar

"The book is rife with enthusiasm of a person obsessed with fitness and an overwhelming courage to follow one’s dream.  Most readers are likely to pick up individualistic practical solutions from this book as if it were a ‘self help’ manual."
-Madhu Menon –Director, Anala, based at Ahmedabad, a group committed to create an environment conscious society

"Excellent book."
- Veda, Mysore

"This book has come to me when I needed it the most... I think I have got my Everest....my Everest for life will be to do better than my best..."
-Sangita Goswami, UPSC aspirant

"It was quite a pleasant reading as this non-fictional work read almost like a novel."
-Trupti Vora, Ahmedabad

Description: An ordinary man, mired in the uncertainties of life and anxieties about the unknown, sets out to fulfil his dream through a daunting journey to the summit of Mount Everest. The story of his perilous yet ethereal expedition and the humbling tryst with the epitome of Creation is also a meditation on the limits and limitlessness of being human. 

Contents: Prologue • Will I, won’t I? • Early years • The journey begins • Base camp ahoy! • Call from Everest • Heightened learning • Testing Days – getting selected • Date with Khumbu • Preparation and all that it takes • Body is the medium • Life at the base camp • Anna and I • Thoughtful days at the base camp • The thrill of sports and adventure • Volunteer or victim • My gifts from God • Friends in high places • On your marks and get set • Que sera sera – What will be, will be • Clearing of the clouds • Epilogue 

About the Authors: Atul Karwal is an officer in the Indian Police Service and Anita Karwal is from the Indian Administrative Service. They are posted in Gujarat and are the proud parents of two teenaged daughters Janvi and Tanvi. Atul has an enduring interest in adventure and fitness, while Anita is fond of painting, reading and writing. 

Target Audience: Mountaineers, every IPS officers adventurers of all kind and any one who wants to do big in life.

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