Mohan Singh Gunjyal

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Mohan Singh Gunjyal
Born India
Occupation Mountaineer
Known for Summiting Mount Everest
Awards Padma 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 Tensing 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". http://ndi.edu.in. 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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