The natives of the Himalayas showcase their bond with nature as they face its dangers with a smile while pulling off a rescue effort.
A human's personality is made of a lot of little things that impact them through the course of life. One of the biggest influencing factors is the environment they find themselves in as they grow up. Sherpas are the natives of the Himalayas, filled with tenacity, bravery and love for nature. It is because as they grow up, they learn how to treat nature and the dangers it possesses as a dear friend, according to PBS. From a young age, they have to contend with being in the "eye of the tiger" when it comes to the nature around them. All of this leads to the creation of a soul that respects and enjoys nature, no matter what it brings with it. It was in full display when master mountaineer Gesman Tamang was rescuing a comrade who fell while climbing. The whole incident was captured and posted on Instagram.
In the video, Tamang is shown to be 200 feet down a crevasse, 20,000 feet up on the slopes of Everest or Sagarmatha, in his language, trying to save another mountaineer. The mountaineer, during his expedition, found himself in this predicament. Fortunately, he contacted Tamang, who was able to come with his team to extract him. In order to get the mountaineer out, Tamang was shoveling snow so that the man could free himself from the trap. Both of them had harnesses attached to them so that the moment Tamang could get the climber out, both of them could be pulled. The whole task evidently is not easy, as the space is so small along with other factors, like extreme cold.
The thing that is sure to catch everyone's eye in the whole predicament is the way Tamang is reacting to the situation. This position is dangerous not only for the trapped man but also for Tamang who at any time can come under the glaciers. Nobody knows it better than him, and yet he is jovial. Both he and the man helping him with the rescue effort are heard laughing. They are embracing nature with both its good and bad.
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Tamang, in his caption, gave an update about the rescue effort. He wrote, "It's a miracle that this man survived falling into a crevasse like this. Luckily, our timely response and teamwork made it possible to get him out safely." In the post, he also credited the trapped man for the success, "His strength and resilience played a significant role in his survival."
The comment section was in awe of the way everything was handled by Tamang and his team. @mll711 commended Tamang for his actions, "Thank you for all you do for others. Wish more would see the efforts that have to be made to do what you do daily. What a fall, so lucky to be alive." @d_san66 was thankful that everything ended on a good note, "You guys are just amazing. Thankfully the guy was saved it must have been terrifying for all of you! The dedication and skill of the Sherpa community is just awesome. Well Done."
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