I wrote this piece, way back in 2001, climbing along with one of the all time legends of the mountaineering world, Sir Chris Bonington. I would talk about him later at another place. For the time being I am posting the link to what I wrote. We went on to climb several peaks during this expedition and stepped at many places as the first human beings to have done so. I also ended up having a major accident and despite my better sense, climbed a virgin peak thereafter.