Indian climbers who recently reached the summit

National Mountain Climbing Day 2022: Mountain climbing is one of the most exciting yet dangerous outdoor activities that has become increasingly popular in India. August 1 is celebrated as National Mountain Climbing Day in India to pay tribute to climber Bobby Mathews and his friend Josh Madigan, who summited the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Below, we look at five Indian mountaineers who have reached mountain peaks in recent times.

Pali Busak

Paali is credited with winning two consecutive summits, a virtually unique feat. (Credit: News18)

Mountaineer Piyali Basak from Chandranagar in West Bengal’s Hooghly district reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 22 this year. Payali, who is a teacher by profession, accomplished this extraordinary feat at 8,450 meters without supplemental oxygen. After that point he had to take supplemental oxygen.

Prakriti Varshni

Prakriti Varshni
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Delhi-based fashion and graphic designer Prakriti Varshni became India’s first vegan woman to summit Mount Everest. She reached the summit of Everest at 5.53 am on May 12 this year and stayed there for 45 minutes before starting the return journey.

Baljit Kaur

Baljit Kaur
Baljit Kaur became the first Indian woman to summit four 8000m peaks in 25 days this year.

Baljeet Kaur from Solan in Himachal Pradesh became the first Indian woman to summit four 8000m peaks in 25 days this year. His record has not been broken yet. Priyanka Mohate from Satara district of Maharashtra has also climbed five mountains above 8000 meters but it took her many years to achieve it.

Advaita Bharatiya

Advaita Bharatiya of Pune was only nine years old when he reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa on July 31, 2019. He reached his destination in seven days, guided by his adventure guide and director of Adventure Plus, Sameer Patham. Trekking company from Pune.

Ravinder Kumar

Ravinder Kumar, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer working in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, climbed Mount Everest on May 23 this year. He is the only IAS officer to ever climb Everest. He carried the water of the Ganges with him and conveyed the message that Indians need to stop water wastage, water pollution and save the rivers.

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