A vegan, an animal lover, Kuntal Joisher is the first vegan to climb the Mt. Everest, according to the VegNews. Kuntal Joisher was born into a vegetarian family in Mumbai and, unlike his recent physical achievement, he finished his post-graduation in Computer Science. Joisher, first, came to Nepal in 1984, as a child, and since then, he has been coming to Nepal several times – for photography and climbing, and says he regards Nepal as his “second home”.
Surviving an almost fatal avalanche in 2015, during the 2015 Nepal earthquake, Joisher – on his return to Mumbai – arranged a photo exhibition and donated income he made from it to relief measures in Nepal. Joisher’s 45 days Everest expedition ended in reaching the top of Everest on 19th May 2016.
On returning from the top of the world, Joisher shared his feeling on his Google Plus – “I know I’m late in sharing this news here on G+, but here I go — on May 19th, 2016 morning I summited Mt. Everest, and turned my dream of standing on Top of the World into reality. I had tried climbing Everest twice before – in 2014, and 2015. Both times the climb was canceled due to natural disasters. Post that several people dissuaded me from climbing, and some even said – I don’t have it what it takes. I didn’t listen to them. Instead, I kept the fire inside me burning, trained harder than ever, never gave up on my dream, and finally made it to the top!”
Here are the best Mountaineering photos of Nepal from the bottom to the top of the world, The Mount Everest
Know more about Kuntal A. Joisher here.