Some people will do almost anything to make it to the top. Three Indians have taken the concept from the corporate world to Mt Everest.
These three Indian lads have been causing quite the stir in the mountaineering community by faking their claim to have ascended Mt Everest. They have been slapped with a 6 year ban!
If only fake news by Trump could be issued with an instant 6 year incarceration hey?
You can fool some but you certainly can’t fool a prestigious Award.
When one of the fakers, Yadav was put forward as a candidate to win India’s prestigious Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award last year, Indian mountaineers and media erupted in outrage, sharing analyses of Yadav’s photographic evidence of the 2016 ascent that pointed to the photos being altered.
For those who are not familiar with Tenzing Norgay, he was the Sherpa companion who helped Sir Edmund Hilary, a New Zealander, ascend Mt Everest, and was the first person to set the World record. So you can imagine the significance of the award.
The current system demands photos as well as reports from team leaders and government liaison officers stationed at the base camp. The team leader of the said Yadav, said, quote:
“He never made the summit and even had frostbite. He along with Seema Rani Goswami had to be rescued by the Sherpas.”
They weren’t the only fakers.
True Fakers gonna fake.
In 2016, another Indian couple were banned for 10 years after superimposing themselves at the top of Everest.
The pair – both police constables – setting a poor example of law and order! #badcops!
You know what they say, honesty is the best policy!