what would you do when you are left alone in the death zone of Everest .
what would you do when you are the lone survivor of aircraft crash
what would you do when you left to die amidst the jungle ..
well pretty difficult situations arise and im sure nature will test your ability to survive in such extreme and not so pleasant circumstances .
i’m sure now the only name which comes to our mind is “Bear Grylls” . No??
OK how many of us are fans of the most popular show on discovery channel called
“Man v/s Wild” ? he is one of the extremely talented and toughest adventurer and survivalist .
now what made me write this blog is whenever i go on for travelling or trekking i also do come across some unexpected situations and have managed to handle those situation. and bear grylls is in a way inspiration for me . i wonder who inspires him to take such risks.
he says his determination to survive. but he also mentions few people whose real life incidents are driving force .
and few such examples are mentioned in his new book called “TRUE GRIT”
as i read the horrifying experience by the survivalist mentioned in the book im sure it hasn’t been a cake walk for them , its truly an experience of hell on earth .
its raw, candid , and most incredibly inspiring.
he remembers Winston Churchill’s words, in his book, “if you are goin thru hell, keep going”
he mentions George Mallory who couldn’t survive on mount Everest but his name is carved in every climbers heart who tried to conquer Everest even before sir Edmond Hillary and Tensing did .
Nando parrado, who survived aircraft crash and had to eat human flesh to stay alive on mountains where temperature at night dropped at -40.
the most difficult part was an act of cannibalism
Juliane koepcke , who survived aircraft crash and survived in the jungle(forest) for 10 days with broken bones, where there was no clue of human habitation , she dint have machete, no equipment to light the fire , no resource to make shelter ..
she even drank dirty water and escaped attacks from american cousin of alligators and piranha .
many such stories are mentioned in the book. this isnt a book review but a lot more about how people never gave up even in the most impossible situations .
what kept them going is their determination,resilience and will power.