Raghav Joneja

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Raghav Joneja
Born (1997-10-21) October 21, 1997 (age 20)
Nationality Indian
Known for Second-youngest Indian to climb Mount Everest (at the age of 15 years 7 months)

Raghav Joneja (born (1997-10-21)October 21, 1997) is the second-youngest Indian to climb Mount Everest on 21 May 2013 at the age of 15 years and 7 months. He was part of an expedition by the students of The Lawrence School, Sanawar which was the youngest team in the world to climb the mountain. Lawrence became the first school in the world to send a team to the highest peak.

The expedition consisted of seven boys with their sherpas, three fathers as a support team and another four old Sanawarians, who joined the group from here to the base camp for 21 days to give them moral support. Col. Neeraj Rana, ex-director of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), was the mentor for the expedition which 9 April arrived at Lukla, Nepal from where the group trekked for nine days to the base camp. At the base camp they acclimatised for nearly a month and began the final ascent May 17.[1][2] [3][4][5][6][7][8][9] [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Axe on Everest: Sanawar boys on top of the world". The Tribune. May 22, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  2. ^ "Sanawar school boys become the youngest team to scale Mount Everest". India Today. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Lawrence school team youngest to scale Mount Everest". The New Indian Express. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  4. ^ "7 Sanawar school students scale Mt Everest". Punjab Newsline. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  5. ^ "Sanawar students become youngest team to scale Everest". The Indian Express. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  6. ^ "Sanawar boys climb Everest". The Hindustan Times. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  7. ^ "In a first, 6 Sanawarians scale Mt Everest". The Times of India. May 22, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  8. ^ "Sanawar boys to attempt Everest Peak next week". Hill Post. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  9. ^ "Final assault on Mt Everest". Hill Post. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  10. ^ "Six boys of Lawrence School scaled Mount Everest". Hinvani. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-26.