Fight your fears, Exceed your limits

Anshul Bansal
(left) Anshul with his medals at the Rajasthan Para-Athlete Games 2020

Mountaineering is tough even for the most physically and mentally fit individuals. But to take up this challenge even when you have lost one leg, calls for an unmatched degree of courage and sheer will. Anshul Bansal, 24, acquired this sense of fearlessness through his past experiences which changed the entire course of his life.

In his most recent expedition, while climbing Mount Satopanth, the second-highest peak in the Garhwal range of Himalayas, Anshul placed one foot after the other to reach the summit. Being the first amputee to climb this tough terrain, scores of thoughts ran across his mind as he went ahead. He thought he might never be able to see his parents again. He kept telling his fellow mountaineers that if he ever fell into any of those crevasses, to let his parents know that he tried his best.

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Sherine Raj is a freelance writer and blogger from Mumbai. She is an alumnus of SPICE (St Pauls Institute of Communication Education).

Sherine Raj

Sherine Raj is a freelance writer and blogger from Mumbai. She is an alumnus of SPICE (St Pauls Institute of Communication Education).