Sandeep Mansukhani reached the highest point on planet Earth – summit of Mount Everest at 8,848 mtrs / 29,029 ft above MSL – at 07:57 HRS on 21st May 2018. Congratulations!
The flag of Bishop Cotton School Simla proudly held by Sandeep.
CAPT SANDEEP MANSUKHANI SUMMITED MT EVEREST (8848m/29029ft)And YES he did it!!!!!!!21/6 day 5 @ 0757 hrsWith His grace and countless prayers of all you lovely people, the holy Mt Everest allowed Capt Sandeep Mansukhani to reach its summit. He is blessed by Guru to be surrounded by such amazing and caring people.He is a first Sindhi, first commercial pilot and first Old Cottonian to reach the top of the world making us all proud.Nothing more for now…Just keep praying as the descent of Everest becomes very very critical with body losing all focus after doing non stop climb of 24 hrs in thinnest of air and barely eating anything. Will update u later in the day when he reaches lower camps.Regards and loves…..Harsimran mansukhani
Update from Harsimran Mansukhani :
CAPT SANDEEP MANSUKHANI HAS LEFT FOR THE FINAL PUSH
20/5 @ 0830 hrs
Finally the hour has come. All geared up….layers of inners under the downsuits….head torches flickering in the cold scary darkness as Capt Sandeep Mansukhani started climbing the steep and dark wall towards summit. No talks at all….just the sound of his own breaths.
Unimaginably freezing cold increases the chances of frostbite and cerebral edema. I can imagine him kicking his crampons and taking one step ahead toward his dream summit.
And what makes me so positive today is the messages I am receiving from so many loving people out there who are visiting temples, gurdwaras, doing prayers in their own ways for the safe accomplishment of Capt Mansukhani’s mission Mt Everest. I am so so thankful and grateful to you all.
Next update I might receive after 12am when they will rest a while to change their oxygen bottles if required. Will keep you posted….regards….Harsimran Mansukhani
To Webmaster ~ Old Cottonians Association:
Thank you for letting me know of Capt. Mansukhani’s Mt. Everest 2018 Expedition.
I think all OCs worldwide ought to be made aware of the courage of Sandeep Mansukhani to return to Mr. Everest to climb it, after his escape from his first trip, when Nepal suffered an earthquake, which coincided with his first venture.
Would you please post a worldwide plea for Old Cottonians to make a donation to the very heavy expenses incurred in preparing for this supreme venture of skill and courage.
I give below details of the account to which I have already subscribed with a receipt from the Bank of the transfer I made.
Yours every sincerely
Hon. Life President OCA(UK)
Bank Account :
State Bank of India
Account Number 34777 505 766
IFSC Code SBIN 000 1282
East Patel Nagar Branch
Message received from Sandeep Mansukhani, Rivaz House (1994-95).
OCA India sincerely wishes him ‘best of luck’ for his brave adventure and may God grant him enough courage to complete his unfinished task of conquering the Great Himalayan Peak.
Ashwani Virk- Secretary OCA India
“Prayers, good wishes and blessings pouring from all over came as an answer to my survival amidst the disastrous earthquake that hit Mt Everest/ Nepal in 2015 during my expedition to the Summit. It made me realise how blessed I am to have such lovely and caring people around. I will proceed to Nepal on 3rd April 2018 to complete my unfinished climb of Mt Everest Expd (8848m/ 29029 ft). I seek your blessings again. I request you all for any monetary contribution you wish to make to help me in my endeavour”.
Account details are as follows: A/c Name: Sandeep Mansukhani. Bank : State Bank of India. Account no: 34777505766. IFSC Code: SBIN0001282, East Patel Nagar branch