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Arjun Vajpai
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Arjun on top of Mount Kalam.
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Born (1993-06-09) 9 June 1993 (age 29)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality India Indian

Arjun Vajpai (born 9 June 1993) is an Indian mountaineer, who climbed Mount Everest in 2010 at the age of 16 years, 11 months and 18 days, becoming the youngest Indian to climb Everest at that time He broke a record set by Krushnaa Patil of Maharashtra who climbed the Everest 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. Vajpai also climbed Manaslu on 4 October 2011. After 3 failed attempts on Mount Makalu, he climbed it on 22 May 2016, during his fourth attempt.

On 14 October 2015 Arjun Vajpai along with mountaineer Bhupesh Kumar scaled an unnamed peak 6,180 metres (20,280 feet) high in Spiti valley, Himachal Pradesh and named it Mount Kalam in memory of late President of India A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.

Arjun Vajpai scaled Cho Oyu accompanied by Pasang Norbu Sherpa and Lakpa Sherpa.

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

During one of his attempts at Mount Cho Oyu, Tibet (the easiest 8,000 metres peak), in 2012, he was paralysed for two days, at an altitude of 22,000 feet (6,700 metres). The Swiss adventurer Olivier Racine came to his rescue giving him appropriate medicine.

Summits so far

2010 : Mount Everest (8,849 m)

2011 : Manaslu (8,163 m)
2011 : Lhotse (8,516 m)
2016 : Cho Oyu (8,188 m)
2016 : Makalu (8,485 m)

2018 : Kangchenjunga (8,586 m)

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