‘Pinnacle’, A Short Documentary By Vikram Jeet Singh Parmar, Tells The Story Of A Few Climbers Attempting Two 6,000-Metre Peaks In The Himalayas. The Story Revolves Around Motivation, Resilience, And Overcoming Fears

“Nothing is written in stone,” says Uttarakhand born Vikram Jeet Singh Parmar. Six years in the past, at 24, he had only a 5% probability of not changing into paraplegic, after a street accident left him with a hangman’s fracture, a break in a vertebra near the neck. Doctors weren’t hopeful of the younger man getting again on his ft.

Scaling Many Mountains

In a brand new 10-minute documentary titled Pinnacle, Vikram chronicles the tales of six individuals on their maiden climb, as he talks of his personal journey from hospital mattress to standing on a mountain high.

“I have trekked and climbed various peaks in the Himalayas. I have also attempted four 6,000-metre summits and summited three of them, the highest being 6,250 metres,” says the person who nonetheless can’t trip a two wheeler and should guarantee his head by no means goes via jerky actions.

“I had broken four ribs, and three vertebrae (C2, C6, C7) in the spinal cord. My left leg was unresponsive and the bones in my legs were shattered,” he remembers. After a four-hour operation that proved to achieve success, the street to restoration was lengthy and laborious.

Vikram says after the accident and the interval the place he might solely stare on the ceiling that he started to be pleased about all of the issues that he had been in a position to do earlier. Then, even to have the ability to sit on a chair appeared like a dream. However, “I wasn’t ready to give up,” he remembers.

Uphill Battles

After eight months of rehabilitation submit surgical procedure simply to stroll, he began considering of doing a trek to check his physique. “I took almost a year to walk properly. A friend of mine spent an hour everyday helping me get back on my feet. If I had a crutch on one hand, the other hand was held by my friend. I also consulted another friend, a doctor, on what I could do and the way I should go about doing my daily activities.” While he was decided to get again on his ft, he didn’t need to be reckless. Even now he can’t make sudden neck turns, trip a two-wheeler and even drive a automobile.

Vikram is from Uttarakhand, however he hadn’t gone trekking, although he had all the time meant to. During the restoration interval, he learn numerous books on climbing. “The one thing that kept coming to my mind was a prose piece from my school text book that described Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary’s journey to the summit.”

Once on his ft he took one other yr of rehabilitation and coaching and did his first climb of 5,000 metres. “It was a very important point for me as that’s when I knew that I would be able to chase my dream of standing on the highest mountain of the world. Since then, I have been training my body and mind as much as I can,” provides Vikram. His aim is to scale the Seven Summits of the world.

“Last year while being under lockdown, I was able to finish the post-production of Pinnacle which was made from the footage I shot while climbing two 6,000-metre peaks with a team,” explains Vikram.

The movie has gained greater than 35 awards at festivals worldwide, together with an award for greatest Indian documentary on the First Khamrubu International Short Film Festival in Guwahati, Assam; a part of the 2020 Tagore Film Festival 2020 official choice; and a part of the 2021 Prague International Monthly Film Festival official choice.


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