Arjun Vajpai

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Arjun Vajpai

Born:  9 June 1993

  • He is the youngest Indian and the youngest in the world to climb Mount Everest back in 2010.
  • He achieved this feat at the age of 16 years, 11 months, and 18 days.
  • He broke the record set by Krushnaa Patil of Maharashtra who climbed the summit at the age of 19.
  • On 20 May 2011, he became the youngest person ever to summit Lhotse, aged 17 years, 11 months, and 16 days.
  • He also became the youngest to summit Manaslu on 4 October 2011.
  • After 3 failed attempts on Makalu, he became the youngest Indian to summit it in his 4th attempt on 22 May 2016.
  • He, after battling paralysis in his first attempt on Mt.Cho Oyu in 2012 became the youngest to summit it in a winter assent in 2016 on 4 October.
  • He is also the youngest person in the world to summit six of the fourteen 8000m above mountains.
  • He summited his 6th and India’s highest mountain Mt. Kanchanjunga on 20 May 2018.
  • He, Tshering Phinjo Sherpa, and Nima Tshering Sherpa started from South Col (Camp IV 7950 m) at 10:24 pm on 21 May and they reached the top of Mt. Everest at 06:33 am (Kathmandu time) on 22 May.

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