Mohan Singh Gunjyal

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Mohan Singh Gunjyal
The President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam presenting Padma Shri to a great mountaineer of international repute, Shri Mohan Singh Gunjyal at investiture ceremony in New Delhi on March 29, 2006.jpg
Mohan Singh Gunjyal receiving Padma Shri from the President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in 2006
Known forSummiting Mount Everest
AwardsPadma Shri

Mohan Singh Gunjyal is an Indian mountaineer and adventure sportsman.[1][2] He is one of the summiters of Mount Everest, entering the list when he successfully climbed the highest peak in the world on 12 May 1992.[3] He achieved the feat, taking the Southeast ridge route via the south face, as a member of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Everest expedition group, which included Santosh Yadav, the first woman to summit the peak twice within a year.[4] He has received the Tenzing Norgay National Award for outstanding achievement from the President of India in 2004. (6) He is a former Assistant Commandant of Indo-Tibetan Border Police[1] and presently working as Director (Technical Training) at the Uttarkashi-based Nanda Devi Institute of Adventure Sports and Outdoor Education.[2] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honor of the Padma Shri, in 2006, for his contributions to the sport of mountaineering.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Around the City". The Hindu. 31 January 2006. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Training in Mountaineering". Nanda Devi Institute of Adventure Sports and Outdoor Education. 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2018. External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ Reinhold Messner (2014). Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate. Vertebrate Publishing. p. 300. ISBN 9781910240212.
  4. ^ "List of successful climbers". Everest Summiteers Association. 2015. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.

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