Jaahnavi Sriperambuduru

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Jaahnavi Sriperambuduru
Jaahnavi (cropped) - Jaahnavi Sriperambuduru.jpg
OccupationProfessional Mountaineer & Guide and Motivational speaker
Known forThe youngest girl in the world to scale Mt. Elbrus at the age of 13 years 8 months in 2015 and the youngest TEDx Speaker.

Jaahnavi Sriperambuduru is an Indian mountaineer and motivational speaker. She is on her mission to climb the highest peaks of all seven continents known as the Seven Summits and also to reach the farthest point on the globe "The South Pole" and "The North Pole".

She is on her pursuit for the Grand Slam to become the youngest Girl in the World in her Phase I climbs.

She became the youngest girl in the world to scale Mt. Elbrus (5,642 m), Europe's tallest peak.[1] She created this record on 31 July 2015 at the age of 13 years and 8 months.

She is also one of the youngest girl to have reached the summit of Stok Kangri on 14 August 2014 at 12 years of age.

Early life[edit]

Jaahnvi's first wilderness experience as a 10-month-old.

Jaahnavi started her wilderness career at a very tender age of 10 months only, along with her parents Dr. S. Krishna Rao (Father) and Mrs. S. Saraswathi (Mother).[citation needed] By the age 3 years, she used to accompany her father in different Treks and Expeditions along with other children. By the age of 10 years, she had completed nearly 2 High Altitude Treks, 5 National Treks, and around 25 Local Treks.[citation needed]

She is also a Bharatanatyam dancer and also a painter.

Climbing career[edit]

Earlier, on 2 October 2014, Jaahnavi has become the Indian to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro (5,895 m), the highest mountain in Africa.

She also became the youngest Indian to climb the highest peak of Australia - Mt. Kosciuszko (2,228 m). She also created a new record by completing the Aussie 10 Challenge in 4 days, by climbing all the 10 highest peaks of Snowy mountains.

In February 2016, she created yet another unique record, by becoming the Youngest Mt.Everest Base Camp Guide.[2] She accomplished this tough assignment by guiding a 10 years old girl and her Mother after training them both for nearly 3 months with the help of her Personal Fitness Coach Mr. Nagapuri Ramesh and her Mentor and Guide, her Father Dr. S. Krishna Rao.

Her another accomplishments from her Mission7Summit is North America's highest peak Mt. Denali (also known as Mt. McKinley) in the month of July '2016 along which she also became the First Indian Born Telugu Girl to be Invited to The White House to take part in National South Asian Symposium wherein she got an opportunity to interact with the High officials of the First Lady's office and The President.

In 2017 she had another feather to her Success list as she trained and guided the largest contingent of school students of 28 students aged from 7 years to 16 years to Everest Base Camp and became a Global Records[3][4]

On the auspicious day of Janmashtami 2018, she made yet another unique record by summiting a Virgin Peak in Stok Ranges of The Himalayas in the North-west region of India. She is Awaiting the documentation from the agency.[5]

Mission7Summit climbs[edit]

Peak Name Country/Continent Height (m) Climbed/Attempted On Climb Age Remarks
Mt. Kilimanjaro Africa 5895 2 Oct 2014 12 Years 11 Months Youngest Indian / Asian to Summit
Mt. Elbrus Europe 5642 31 Jul 2015 13 Years 8 Months Youngest Indian / World's Youngest Girl to Summit
Mt. Kosciusko Australia 2228 11 Dec 2015 14 Years 1 Month Youngest Indian to Summit
Mt. Denali (McKinley) North America 6194 10 July 2016 14 Years 8 Months Youngest Indian to Accomplish
Mt. Aconcagua South America 6962 To attempt - -
Mt. Vinson Massif Antarctica 4897 To attempt - -
Mt. Everest Asia 8850 To attempt - -

These are part of Jaahnavi's #Mission7Summit, through which she wants to climb the tallest peaks of every continent so as to raise funds to educate the underprivileged girls in India.[6]

Other notable climbs[edit]

Peak Name Country/Continent Height (m) Climbed/Attempted On Climb Age (years) Remarks
Stok Kangri India 6125 14 Aug 2014 12 Youngest Indian Girl
Mt. Yala Peak Nepal 5520 Feb 2015 13 Youngest Indian Girl
Everest Base Camp Khumbu Valley/Nepal 5380 10 Mar 2016 14 Youngest Indian Guide
Island Peak (Imja Tse) Khumbu Valley/Nepal 6189 11 Oct 2017 15 Youngest Indian Girl
Everest Base Camp Khumbu Valley/Nepal 5380 18 Oct 2017 15 Guided the Largest contingent of students in the World from India


Apart from her regular Mountaineering passion, Jaahnavi works for the development of Girl Child in India. She wants to raise funds from her climbing and educate underprivileged girls and train them with Life Skills. Her ultimate dream is to make each and every girl child of India Tough[7] and educate them through her NGO under the name JanJay Foundation.

Jaahnavi is also a Motivational Speaker and gives the talk and inspires not only Youth but also Adults and takes part in different Symposiums and Discussions. She goes around villages and suburbs to educate girls and also gives talks in schools, colleges and different organisations including MNC's.

She also became the Youngest speaker for the TEDxHyderabad 2016 and was also the Special Invitee Speaker for TEDxBVRIT. [8]

On 3 November '2017, she was the Youngest Speaker in TEDxDSCEWomen in Bangalore.

She gives commercials related to girl empowerment and sends messages for Girl Stereotypes for Gender equality. [9]

Her recent campaign #AmPrettyTough through one of the leading cosmetic company of India, Dabur Gulabari, has brought about a major change in the thought process of "Don't Judge a Book by its Cover". In this campaign, Jaahnavi was shown as a Girly Girl. [10] She takes parts in different activities to promote her Mission and spread the Word #AmPrettyTough breaking the gender equality.

She also organizes different outdoor activities along with Trekking & Hiking for Kids & Girls under her banner JanJay Adventures, who is the Technical partner of all her Expeditions also. Till now she has organized many activities to develop the confidence among the girls and move ahead.

Speaking assignments[edit]

  • Youth Symposium in The White House - USA
  • TEDx Hyderabad Youngest Speaker - Hyderabad
  • TEDx WomenDSCE - Bangalore
  • TEDx Bocconi - Mumbai
  • TEDx BVrit - Hyderabad
  • Gender Equality - IIM Indore
  • Key Note Speaker - Toastmasters District 92, semi-Annual Meet - Bangalore
  • Key Note Speaker - IWN Telanga Annual Day

Achievements and awards[edit]

  • TV 9 Naveena Mahila Awards - Young Achiever of the Year - 2015[11]
  • Rotary International Vocational Award - 2015[citation needed]
  • Youngest Speaker of TEDxHyderabad - 2016[12]
  • MegaTV National Awards - Young Achiever of the Year - 2016

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Neha Jha. "Indian Girl scales Elbrus". Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  2. ^ Deccan Chronicle. "Youngest Indian girl becomes Mt. Everest Base camp Guide".
  3. ^ Times of India. "World Record by The India' Youngest Mountaineer".
  4. ^ Musa Masala. "JanJay Adventures EBC Record Climb 2017".
  5. ^ The Hindu. "Mt. Sriperambuduru".
  6. ^ YAHOO. "Young girl scales Mountains". Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  7. ^ Indian Express. "Indian girl Teaches Teens to be pretty tough".
  8. ^ TEDx. "No Mountain too High".
  9. ^ Dabur. "Am Pretty Tough".
  10. ^ Dabur. "Don't Judge a Book by its Cover".
  11. ^ TV9 Naveena. "TV9 Naveena Mahila Awards 2015".
  12. ^ TEDxHyderabad. "TEDxHyderabad 2016".