Arjun Vajpai

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Arjun Vajpai
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Arjun on top of Mount Kalam.
Personal information
Born (1993-06-09) 9 June 1993 (age 25)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
NationalityIndia Indian

Arjun Vajpai (born 9 June 1993) is the youngest Indian and the youngest in the world to climb Mount Everest back in 2010. He achieved this feat at the age of 16 years, 11 months and 18 days.[1] He broke the record set by Krushnaa Patil of Maharashtra who climbed the summit at the age of 19. On 20 May 2011, he became the Youngest person ever to summit Lhotse, aged 17 years, 11 months and 16 days. Arjun also became the youngest to summit Manaslu on 4 October 2011. After 3 failed attempts on Makalu , he became the youngest Indian to summit it in his 4th attempt on 22 May 2016. He, after battling paralysis in his first attempt on Cho-oyu in 2012 became the youngest to summit it in a winter assent in 2016 on 4 October. Arjun Vajpai is also the youngest person in the world to summit six of the fourteen 8000m above mountains. He summited his 6th and India's highest mountain Mt. Kanchanjunga on 20 May 2018.

Arjun Vajpai, Tshering Phinjo Sherpa and Nima Tshering Sherpa started from South Col (Camp IV 7950 m) at 10:24pm on 21 May and they reached the top of Mt. Everest at 06:33 am (Kathmandu time) on 22 May.

On 14 October 2015 Arjun Vajpai along with mountaineer Bhupesh Kumar created history by scaling an unexplored peak 6,180 metres (20,280 feet) high in Himachal's Spiti valley. They named it Mount Kalam in memory of late President of India A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.[2]

Arjun Vajpai scaled Mt. Makalu in his fourth attempt in 2016. Makalu is the fifth-highest mountain in the world and the sixth-most difficult to scale.[3]

Arjun Vajpai became the youngest Indian mountaineer to scale Mt. Cho Oyu accompanied by Pasang Norbu Sherpa and Lakpa Sherpa. It is the world's fifth-highest mountain in between the Tibet and China boundary at about 8,188 metres (26,864 ft).[4]

Arjun Vajpai is the son of Col. Sanjeev Vajpai and Priya Vajpai of Noida. He studied at Ryan International School, Noida. He has been fascinated by trekking and mountaineering since his childhood. He underwent two years of training at the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.[5]

Arjun at his early stage, suffered from Asthama.

In one of his expeditions in 2012, he evaded death and was paralysed for 2 days in the open, at an altitude of 22,000 feet ! The Swiss adventurer Olivier Racine came to his rescue giving him appropriate medicine. Arjun was scaling Mt Cho Oyu, which is deep seated in Tibet. The winds were hostile and the temperature was -60 degrees! On the second day at Camp 2, Arjun woke up with his left side paralysed.[6]

Involvement with Brands[edit]

He is currently involved with Mountain Dew India with Hrithik Roshan playing him in the commercial.

Routine and Workout[edit]

Arjun Vajpayee is practicing under the supervision of experts. His typical day begins with cycling. Every day of 60 km cycling is done. After that two to three hours sweat in the gym, while giving two hours running. Apart from this, two-three-hour mountaineering practice is also done. During hiking, he sometimes prefers taking yoga support for concentration. [7]

Summit so far[edit]

2010 : Summited Everest at age 16
2011 : Youngest to summit Mt Manaslu (8,163 m)
2011 : Youngest mountaineer on Mt Lhotse (8,516 m)
2012 : 1st attempt on Cho-Oyu
2013 : 1st attempt Makalu (8,463 m)
2014 : Makalu 2nd attempt
2015 : Alpine style climb of virgin peak- Named it Mt Kalam (6,120m)
2015 : 3rd attempt at Makalu
2016 : Youngest Indian on Cho Oyu, October 4
2016 : Summits Makalu, March 23
2018 : Summits Kangchenjunga, May 20[8]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sarkar, Sudeshna (22 May 2010). "Indian, American teen on top of Mt Everest". Times of India. Retrieved 20 June 2010.
  2. ^ Archana, KC (23 October 2015). "Indian boys climb an untouched mountain peak and name it after APJ Abdul Kalam". India Today. Retrieved 5 Jan 2016.
  3. ^ Mukherjee, Susmita (25 May 2016). "Arjun Vajpai Becomes The Youngest Indian To Scale Mt Makalu, One Of The World's Toughest Peaks, At 27,766 Ft". Times Of India. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  4. ^ Jadhav, Anuja. "Arjun Vajpai becomes the youngest Indian mountaineer to scale Mt Cho Oyu". indian express.
  5. ^ "Young Indian mountaineer scales Mt Lhotse". The Times Of India.
  6. ^ "Arjun Vajpai, The Child Prodigy Who Conquered Mount Everest Is All Set To Make A New World Record". Scoop Whoop.
  7. ^ "Hrithik Roshan plays Noida mountaineer Arjun Vajpai in a commercial". Times of India.
  8. ^ "Kangchenjunga witnesses summit after four years". 25 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Meet Arjun Vajpai: The 3rd Youngest Indian To Climb Everest Who Is Now Eyeing Mt. Kangchenjunga". MensXP.

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