10 innovations from Mount everest


Published on

Savouring success of man on scaling Mount Everest is awesome. Critical are learning's on how mission impossible was made possible. A small effort in sharing the learning's

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

10 innovations from Mount everest

  1. 1. 10 INNOVATION Lessons from Mount Everest
  2. 2. Urgency. Pick the right moment In 1952 the British heard that in 1954 the French had been given permission to attempt Everest. They just had to be first in 1953. The expedition could not fail again.
  3. 3. Initiative. Take action Hillary read in a newspaper that the British were taking an expedition to the south side of Mount Everest. He wrote a letter to expedition leader suggesting members of a New Zealand climbing expedition could make a contribution to the team.
  4. 4. Luck. Luck will be on your side With so many possible setbacks you also need some luck. As New Zealander Hillary was lucky to be classified as a British subject and was therefore invited by the British.
  5. 5. Passion. Do what you dream As a youngster, Hillary was a great dreamer. He read many adventure books and walked many miles with his head in the clouds.
  6. 6. Choices. Make clear choices The British Himalayan Committee replaced the 1951 expedition leader Eric Shipton by Colonel John Hunt, a climber. After eight failed attempts on Everest they needed someone to get them on the top in 1953, before the French had their chance.
  7. 7. Overcome Setbacks. Shit happens: continue Along the way there are always major setbacks. After the reconnaissance expedition of 1951, when they found a new route up Everest, the British heard that the Swiss had obtained permission for two attempts on Everest the following year. The only thing they could do was wait and see if the Swiss would succeed.
  8. 8. Test. Test-Test-Test-Test-Test……. On the reconnaissance expedition of 1951 team members tested oxygen equipment and did research on high-altitude physiology. The results of both studies were important deciding on the right approach for Everest in 1953.
  9. 9. Teamwork. Make sacrifices for each other Hillary wrote: “John Hunt and D Namgyal’s lift to the depot on the South-East Ridge; George Low, Alf Gregory and Ang Nyima with their superb support at Camp IX; and the pioneer effort by Charles Evans and Tom Bourdillon to the South Summit. Their contribution had enabled us to make such good progress”.
  10. 10. Competition. A little internal competition boosts results Who would be the top teams? Expedition leader Hunt proposed that Evans and Bourdillon should use the closed circuit oxygen equipment to reach the South Summit and Norgay and Hillary would push to the top with the open-circuit oxygen. Hillary describes the terms first – and second assault team as completely misleading.
  11. 11. Courage. Continue your quest At 7.800 metres Hillary wrote in his diary “Even wearing all my down clothing I found the icy breath from outside penetrating through my bones. A terrible sense of fear and loneliness dominated my thoughts. What is the sense of this all? I asked myself”
  12. 12. Inspired by famous explorers like Hillary and Tenzing, I developed an innovation map to jump -start innovation projects.
  13. 13. Re-capping Urgency. Pick the right moment Initiative. Take action Luck. Luck will be on your side Passion. Do what you dream Choices. Make clear choices Overcome Setbacks. Shit happens: continue Test. Test-Test-Test-Test-Test…… Teamwork. Make sacrifices for each other Competition. A little internal competition boosts results Courage. Continue your quest
  14. 14. D 138 Sector 36. Noida. Uttar Pradesh. India. Telephone 91-120-4325630. Email ks.ahluwalia@yahoo.com & excalibreinc@gmail.com Thank You for Your Time Attention, Effort and Patience 15 Excalibre Inc- where we discover our inherent potential. Cell 98188 12102