I am Bhawna...
Explorer, Climber, Everester
...and this is my story.
BECOMING WHO I AM
Like dominoes, my thoughts collided with one another, flashing in my mind the austere lifestyle I had followed for years on end, just to see myself set foot on the summit. That one footprint broke the dam that was keeping my emotion walled the entire climb. This one footprint was the culmination of all my effort, training, discipline and sacrifice. This was the moment I looked back to see how far I had come – from exploring the hillocks of Tamia to conquering Mount Everest. Bhawna, the climber was now Bhawna, the Everester. This is how I became what I am today…
I remember being in the 7th grade at school when this crazy thought struck me, what if I became a mountaineer?….
What waited for me in at the institute was the most torturous form of gruelling physical training that I had ever known…
All of this physical and mental conditioning that I went through during my time in the Institute wasn’t the toughest hurdle in my path. It was finance…
The Everest Saga
“My official journey to Everest began on April the 3rd, 2019, after almost one decade of push and pull. Everything I had worked for, every dream I had since I was a child, every bead of sweat I had wiped from my forehead – all culminated to make this moment a reality. I was finally on my way to conquer the biggest challenge I had ever faced – EVEREST! Here is how it all happened…”
Mountains have beckoned to me since the very early years of my youth. Ever since I could make sense of life, I knew my heart was up there among the snowy peaks. All the hard work I put in since then led me to conquer Everest, my greatest accomplishment yet; but now I must forge on and find new avenues to explore and hone my calibre further.
I have new dreams. My feet don’t want to stop at Everest’s peak. I plan to summit the highest peaks of all 7 continents on this globe.
IN PURSUIT OF THE 'SEVEN SUMMITS' CHALLENGE
Professionally, I have tried to cover all my bases to enable me to make a career in adventure and mountaineering. Here are my qualifications and achievements till date.