Anish Luitel

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Anish Luitel
Born1 April 1994
Known forAthlete (Mountaineer)

Anish Luitel (Nepali: अनिस लुइँटेल; born 1 April 1994) is a mountaineer and the first Boy Scout from Nepal to climb Mount Everest from both the North and South Side. Anish is known for his mountain climbing and as a motivational speaker. [1]

After climbing Everest and completing each requirement, Luitel was endowed with the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. He was also awarded with Gallantry Award and Praise worthy Behavior Medal by Nepal Scouts, National Headquarters.[2]

Everest summits[edit]

Luitel made his first attempt to climb Mount Everest in 2015, which failed due to the massive avalanche caused by the April 2015 Nepal earthquake. Two of his teammates were killed in the avalanche.[3]

In 2016, May 21, at the age of 22, Luitel summited Mount Everest from the south side becoming the first scout from Nepal to summit Mount Everest. In this successful attempt, he brought the flag of the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America along with him. Anish also summited with the 100-year Anniversary flag of Boy Scout of America which is displayed on Northern Star Council.[4]

In 2018, May 14, he climbed solo from the north side carrying the flag of the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, marking the first time the flag had been flown on Mount Everest in the history of Scouting.[5][6][7]

In 2018 Anish became 543rd and first Boy Scout to summit Everest from both North and south side.[8]


  • Gold Award holder of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award[9]
  • Gallantry Award from Nepal Scout[2]
  • Praise Worthy Behavior Medal from Nepal Scout[2]


  1. ^ "Nepali youth Scout climbs Everest for the second time". english.onlinekhabar. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Anish Luitel web site".
  3. ^ "Taking on Everest". worldready. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Ascents - Spring 2016 Everest (South)". himalayandatabase. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Nepalese scout leader who summited Everest with World Jamboree Flag to visit". lakeminnetonkadistrict. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Nepalese Scout leader who summited Everest with World Jamboree Flag arrives in Minnesota". northernstar. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Ascents - Spring 2018 Everest (North)". himalayandatabase. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Three Scouts Reach Summit of Mount Everest". 29 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Taking on Everest | The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award". Retrieved 31 August 2019.

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