Colonel Ranveer Singh Jamwal, VSM**, is an exceptional mountaineer. His calm demeanor scarcely reveals his great achievements. He has summited Mt. Everest, the highest point on the planet, thrice in 2012, 2013 and 2016. To add to it, he has also the first army man to summit the highest peak in all seven continents. He has been recognised by the Asian Book of Records for climbing six mountains over 6,000 metres in the Chilean Andes, including Ojos del Salado, the planet’s highest volcanic peak. His achievements in the mountains have earned him the Vishisht Seva Medal twice (a decoration of the Indian armed forces for distinguished service of an exceptional order, indicated by **), the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award and a host of other distinctions.
Beyond his achievements in terms of scaling these magical peaks, Col. Jamwal is also a naturalist at heart. He genuinely cares about the ecological diversity of the mountains, especially Mt. Everest is very close to his heart. He has taken part in an initiative of cleaning up the Mt. Everest on one of his expeditions. He is an avid climber, who is constantly looking for adventure. But at the same time, he realises that these majestic mountains are vulnerable to the machinations of mankind, and is concerned about them.
In an exclusive interaction with Shashwat DC; Col. Ranveer Singh Jamwal shares his love for the mountains and also his hopes that mankind will unite as one to save them. He can be reached on @imranveerjamwal
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