Satyapal has more than a decade of climbing experience, he
started climbing at the young age of 20. In 2006 while climbing
Mount Satopanth, he was a High altitude porter. In 2014 he
summitted Mount Satopanth.
Satyapal says the most important thing while climbing is the
ability to judge risks well and being able to take calculated
risks. He feels this is what he has learned in his 12 years of
climbing. Satyapal says, there is a lot of fun but there is also a
lot of difficulties in climbing, the biggest problem comes when
the weather turns bad. He further emphasizes the importance to
listen to the leader in an expedition, else it could get fatal.
Satyapal feels clients interested in expeditions should know their
ability, they should know their body strength. He doesn't prefer
clients who start fast and become slow later on, especially for
expeditions where this could get dangerous.
Satyapal feels very strongly about keeping the mountains
clean, he gets angry if customers throw their wrappers around
and say sorry. He thinks that is not acceptable, rules have to
be followed and cleanliness is as important a rule while
climbing than anything else. He feels there is
no place for “sorry” or “thank you” while climbing.
Satyapal believes in respecting nature as well as respecting the
people who he is going with. He feels the team is a family and
everyone should help each other.
Satyapal's father was a shepherd, but now his family has sold all