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Ranveer Singh Jamwal - First Indian to climb the Seven Summits

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Colonel Ranveer Singh Jamwal is the Best Indian Mountaineer, Adventurer, and Motivational Speaker. He is an SM, VSM Medallist, and an Indian Army officer. He is the first Indian to climb the Seven Summits along with Mount Everest three times. He is a veteran of more than 45 mountaineering expeditions. He presently holds two Asian records and three Indian Records in mountaineering.

 

Please tell us a little about your professional background. What do you do in the army, and where are you posted? 

I am an Army Officer. I am fortunate to have donned this uniform, which my father and grandfather also wore. Presently, I am posted as Director of NIMAS (National Institute of Mountaineering and Adventure Sports) located in Dirang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh.

 

How do you manage the Army and Mountaineering together?

Well, whenever somebody hears about my mountaineering exploits, the first question that pops up is whether I am doing Mountaineering throughout the year. Though the fact is, every year, I have sacrificed my leave (sixty days annual leave is authorized) and went to the mountains. A lot of sacrifice, hard work and consistent efforts are involved to reach this level. It is no rocket science to balance your passion and profession. For me, the profession is my priority, and passion is what drives me. Ten months are given for profession and two months are for passion.  But now that I am deputed to NIMAS, my passion has become my profession, and I enjoy every day.

Ranveer Singh Jamwal, in sports & adventure award dress

In Sports & Adventure Awards Dress

 

Mountain climbing has been a huge part of your life's journey. What ignited that passion and hobby?

The frostbite case in 2009 of Mt. Mana (7,273 Meters mountain in Uttrakhand) ignited my passion for Mountaineering.  Before that, I was a casual adventurer and was doing it for fun, but when we were caught in a snow blizzard in 2009, and I lost my finger on Mt. Mana, then I made a strong resolve to bounce back and prove to myself that my choice was right. I never looked back since then. That was my only sixth expedition and the first major one as a leader. Today, I am fifty expeditions old with three Everest summits and the highest mountain of all seven continents and three Asian records and four Indian records in my name.

 

How do you prepare yourself, and what kind of preparations did you have to make for your climbs?

You have to prepare physically and mentally both for such enduring and challenging expeditions. Dedicated one-two hours for physical training and planning every aspect of that particular expedition in detail are the prerequisites of any successful climb.

 

What is the equipment required for Mountaineering?

The list is long. The equipment required for Mountaineering varies depending on the specific climb and conditions, but here are some essential items commonly used:

Climbing helmet: Protects the head from falling rocks or ice.

Mountaineering boots: Sturdy, waterproof boots with good ankle support and crampon compatibility.

Crampons: Metal spikes that attach to the boots for traction on icy surfaces.

Ice axe: A multipurpose tool used for self-arresting during falls, cutting steps in ice, and assisting with balance.

Harness: Secures the climber to a rope during roped climbing or glacier travel.

Ropes: Used for roped climbing, belaying, and setting up anchors.

Carabiners: Metal clips connect ropes, slings, and other gear together.

Climbing harnesses and slings: Used for creating anchors or attaching oneself to ropes while climbing.

Ascenders/descenders: Mechanisms that allow climbers to ascend or descend ropes safely.

Avalanche safety equipment: Including a transceiver (used to locate buried climbers), shovel, and probe.

Backpack: To carry all necessary gear, such as food, water, clothing layers, and emergency equipment.

Clothing layers: Including base layers (moisture-wicking), insulating layers (such as fleece), waterproof shell jackets/pants, gloves/mittens, hats/balaclava/gaiters depending on weather conditions.

Sleeping bag and sleeping pad/tent/shelter if planning overnight stays on mountain sides or camp sites.

Navigation tools: Map(s), compass, or GPS device to safely navigate unfamiliar terrain.

First-Aid kit and emergency communication devices like a satellite phone/PLB (personal locator beacon).

Climbers need proper training in using such equipment effectively and understanding how to handle different mountain situations.

 

Adventure-related activities, especially Mountaineering, have gained prominence in India in recent years. Where is it heading?

The present scene of adventurous activities, especially Mountaineering in India, is inspiring, and the credit goes to the youth for taking up such challenging activity. They have taken it to the nooks and corners of India as well as the world. Social media has definitely played a very positive role in this. I would say it has a very good future, and we can see now that many corporations are supporting adventure lovers.

 

What have been the most beautiful trails you have visited around the world? How does one Experience amidst such magnificent natural surroundings?

I am lucky to have been to almost all the beautiful mountain ranges of the world, and every trail is beautiful and different. The Andes in South America, the Alps in Europe, Alaska in North America, the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, the famous Himalayan trails of Nepal, the Papua region of Indonesia, and our very own India has many trails and beautiful mountains.

The Experience and magnificence of natural surroundings while Mountaineering can be a truly awe-inspiring and transformative experience. Taking time to slow down, breathe deeply, and appreciate the sights, sounds, and smells around you. Disconnecting from technology, taking breaks, soaking yourself in the scenery, and sitting quietly viewing sunrise/sunset are a few of the experiences on the mountains and trails. You embrace each moment as an opportunity for personal growth, reflection, and connection with the natural world.

 

What did you learn from your first expedition?

My first expedition was Mt. Machoi (5,393 meters) near Zojila, and it taught me a lot of good attributes of Mountaineering. Though you do not learn everything in your first expedition, as you keep doing different expeditions, you learn that Physical and mental resilience, proper preparation, Teamwork and communication, good navigation skills, adaptability, and risk management are some of the important aspects a good mountaineer should have.

 

Which has been the most strenuous climb so far? And what are the challenges you faced on such dangerous treks?

I do not have one but four on the list of my most challenging and strenuous climbs so far. First was Mt. Mana (7,273 meters), in which we were caught in a snow buzzard for seventeen hours and just managed to survive and I lost one finger in this. Second was Mt Everest (8,848 meters), not for being the highest mountain in the world but for the sheer danger it poses to any climber (the notorious crevasses of Khumbu glacier, the straight ice wall of Lhotse face and the final night climb of Everest is what makes it the mightiest and the difficult one), third was Mt. Denali (6,190 meters) in Alaska region of America (the sheer remote location with limited access to rescue services and Arctic temperatures with very volatile weather makes it the most difficult one); fourth is Mt. Kamet (7,756 meters), which I did recently and realized how we underestimated our own mountain, which can easily be called India's Everest (the long route marches, moraine, long glacier walks, cliff climbing and the sheer wall the summit makes this mountain as the formidable one).

Ranveer Singh Jamwal, mountain climbing

Rappelling down from Ice Wall in Khumbu glacier - Everest 2013

 

With the fame and glamour explicitly associated with Mount Everest, there has been a rise in the number of accidents in the summit area.

Yes, the fame and glory attached to Everest has given rise to fatal and non-fatal accidents. It is a worrisome scene; especially for us Indian mountaineers, because, in the last five to six years, the Indians are more in the news as far as the accidents are concerned either at Everest, or the Makalu, or at the Annapurna. Going to eight-thousand-meter-high mountains without proper preparation, or even climbing a seven-thousand-meter-high mountain in India, trying to attempt an eight-thousand-meter-high mountain without oxygen and without even training at that altitude earlier, has made this game riskier and more embarrassing. Straightway heading to climb Mount Everest or any eight-thousand-meter-high mountain just after doing Basic and advanced courses are some reasons for the accidents. However, some accidents are purely natural calamities, like getting caught in a blizzard, breaking a serac, or an ice shelf from a mountain.

Ranveer Singh Jamwal, mt everest from south col camp iv

Mt. Everest from South Col (Camp-IV)

 

What are the health problems that a mountaineer faces during a mission?

Mountaineering does pose a lot of challenges and health issues due to extreme conditions and physical demands.  Altitude sickness, hypothermia (Exposure to cold temperatures), Chill blain/frostbite (Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures), dehydration, sunburn and sun-related injuries, digestive issues, overexertion and fatigue and mental health challenges because of Isolation for prolonged periods away from civilization are some of the problems which a mountaineer faces but preventive measures like proper acclimatization, adequate hydration and nutrition, wearing appropriate clothing and protective gear, practicing safe climbing techniques, and carrying essential medical supplies. Seeking professional guidance from experienced climbers or medical experts is highly recommended before embarking on a mountaineering expedition.

 

You lost one of your fingers while climbing Mt. Mana due to frostbite. Did this demotivate you?

It actually motivated me. It pushed me to bounce back and prove myself. I achieved my every possible dream after losing a finger. It actually ignited me and gave me the necessary fuel to succeed.

Ranveer Singh Jamwal, delivering motivational josh talk in 2017

Delivering motivational 'Josh Talk' in 2017

 

You have scaled Mount Everest a record three times. What was your feeling when you climbed the world's highest mountain peak for the first time, and how did it change your philosophy on life?

Climbing Mount Everest for the first time is a mixture of intense emotions. It is the ultimate dream of every mountaineer because it is the highest point of our planet.

Excitement: It was a great sense of excitement and anticipation as I said, it is the ultimate dream, and finally, turning that dream into reality is exhilarating.

Awe and Wonder: Standing on the summit of Mount Everest, surrounded by breathtaking views of the Himalayas, evokes a profound sense of awe and wonder. The sheer magnitude of the mountain and its majestic surroundings left me in awe.

Achievement and Fulfilments: Reaching the summit of Everest will always be a significant accomplishment as it requires months of preparation, training, perseverance, and determination. Upon reaching it definitely changed my philosophy of life as it made me humbler and fuller of gratitude. HUMBLE because I realize the power and unpredictability of nature while facing its challenges head-on, and I also recognize my own limitations and respect the mountain's immense presence. GRATITUDE, because I felt grateful for my family's support, I am thankful to all the teammates, guides, and Sherpas who played a crucial role in my journey.

 

You have a record of three Everest Summits along with Seven other Summits. How is your achievement different from the others?

Climbing the Mighty mount Everest for me was a natural progression and similarly climbing the highest mountains of all seven continents (also called as Seven Summits) was a natural progression for me. It is not that I did one continent every year. I always came back to Indian mountains after climbing the mountains outside. I honed up my skills and then went and climbed outside where I always tried not to go with any logistic agency. I did Kilimanjaro with four friends from Africa with whom I had done the course in Switzerland.  I summitted the Elbrus peak and then skied down from the summit thereby becoming the first Asian to do so.  I did Aconcagua with two Swiss friends in record time of eight days, I did Carstensz Pyramid with an Indonesian friend in one-fourth the original cost and that too from the traditional forest route and not taking helicopter support. I summitted Mount Denali with a Canadian friend within one-third the original cost and that too in a record time of eight days (Talkeetna to Talkeetna), after the summit of Vinson Massif (Antarctica) I did back-to-back six peaks of twenty thousand feet and above in Chile thus creating a new Asian record then. Even on the Everest expedition, we not only summitted but cleaned more than four thousand tons of non-biodegradable garbage from the higher camps. I always tried to complete the expeditions in an unorthodox manner and without the support of any logistic agency as far as possible and thus getting that satisfaction as a mountaineer and keeping the Indian flag flying high. Even In 2015, when Everest Base camp was struck by a deadly avalanche post-earthquake, everybody was running down for their lives. I as a team leader of the Indian Army Everest Expedition, decided to stay put and help the needy. We stayed there for fifteen days and helped everyone and got the accolades from the best mountaineers of the world including that of the Nepalese mountaineering fraternity. We even cleaned the whole Everest base camp from the littered garbage because of the strong avalanche that had killed eighteen climbers and injured more than eighty.

Ranveer Singh Jamwal,  Mountaineering, Best Mountaineer In India

Summit of Mt Vinson - highest mountain of Antarctica - Jan 2019

 

Has the glamor of summiting Everest overshadowed the summits of other peaks, which are judged technically and physically tougher peaks?

No doubt the Everest summit has always overshadowed any other climb. Even today, when you introduce yourself as a mountaineer, the next question posed to you is, "Have you climbed the Everest?"

But off late, thanks to social media, people have now learned that there are much more difficult Mountains to climb in the world than Everest. But still, in India, we are very naive, and we as mountaineers need to do a lot more to let the youth and people of our country know that there are many other technically challenging and beautiful mountains in our country. This is why we started this "Har Shikhar Tiranga" mission- the quest to climb each State's highest mountain/point/peak. The fact that no one has done this in the last 75 years since our independence speaks volumes of our naivety and ignorance.

Ranveer Singh Jamwal, climbing the cornice ridge final 200 mtrs to the mt everest summit

Climbing the Cornice ridge (final 200 meters to the Mt. Everest summit)

 

There are different categories of mountaineers including those who summit the Everest for establishing record, gain fame and fade away. Then there are those for whom summitting the Everest is part of the journey. Please comment on this.

A very valid question indeed, I have seen many who have climbed the mount Everest so that they can get a particular award and a piece of land from the State and few other recognitions and then they have nothing to do with mountaineering. I have seen many in the last twenty years who have gained fame and are nowhere in mountaineering today. For few people like us, it is a natural progression from six thousand meters to seven thousand meters and then to eight thousand meters and finally to mount Everest. I know a number of climbers in India who have progressed like this. My first mountain was five thousand meters, then I did two six-thousand-meter summits, then two seven-thousand-meter mountains and then I got a chance for mount Everest, courtesy the Indian Army, although after a rigorous selection process.

I always say that India is full of technically challenging and beautiful mountains. We have world famous ranges like the Himalayas, Zanskar, Karakoram, Dhauladhar, etc. With very minimal budget you can summit six to seven thousand meters mountains. You ferry the load, you put up the camp, you cook the food and you fix the rope to the summit. A natural progression from a lower altitude to higher altitude will make you a better and technically sound mountaineer.

 

Does it feel lonely atop Everest in the snowy embrace of the world's highest peak?

Not exactly because you are surrounded by fellow climbers. You only get a few days of clear weather window to climb Everest and those days are full of climbers, but inside, the feeling is of accomplishment, and the feel-good factor makes that moment on top to remember throughout your life.

Ranveer Singh Jamwal, photo with india army flag on union glacier in antarctica

Photo with India & Army flag on Union glacier in Antarctica

 

Impacts of climate change on the mountains?

The overall impacts of a changing climate on mountains include:

Glacier Melting: Rising temperatures due to increased greenhouse gas emissions lead to accelerated glacier melting in mountainous areas. This contributes to rising sea levels and affects downstream water availability for millions of people who rely on glacial melt water for drinking water and agriculture.

Altered Hydrology: Changes in precipitation patterns and snowmelt timing disrupt the natural hydrological cycle in mountain regions. This leads to water scarcity during dry seasons and an increased risk of floods during heavy rainfall periods.

Increased Landslides: Thawing permafrost and more intense rainfall events are increasing landslides in mountainous regions, posing risks to communities and infrastructure.

Altered Ecosystems: Climate change is disrupting the mountain ecosystems.

Water Scarcity: The way glaciers are melting, the communities that rely on these water sources for agriculture, industry, and domestic use.

Rising Temperatures: Mountains are warming at a faster rate than the global average. This can lead to many interconnected problems, including disrupted hydrological cycles, more frequent forest fires, and changes in agricultural practices.

While Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are not a direct driver of climate change, they are known to be ozone-depleting substances that have been phased out through international agreements like the Montreal Protocol. Ozone depletion can indirectly affect climate by altering atmospheric circulation patterns. Still, the primary driver of climate change is the emission of greenhouse gases like Carbon dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), and Nitrous oxide (N2O).

 

Please rate the top ten-fifteen mountaineers of India.

From the veteran lot, I would consider the Late Colonel N Kumar and Colonel Prem Chand as legends, along with Kusang Sherpa (the first Indian to climb from the Kangshung face of the Everest) and Dorjee Latoo. Then come the women legends of the country, the one and only Bachendri Pal and Santosh Yadav. Then, in the 2000s came the generation of Captain C N Bodh (the first Indian to climb six eight thousand meters mountains) and Captain R S Jalal (the first Indian to do Everest without oxygen). Then came Malli Mastan Babu, who became the first Indian to climb the highest mountains of all seven continents. Among the female mountaineers, we can include the name of Anshu Jamsenpa, who has climbed Mount Everest five times. Then comes the new breed of young Indian mountaineers who are breaking the barriers in eight thousand meters. Young mountaineers like Devashish Biswas (five eight thousand meters summits), Arjun Vajpai, Baljeet Kaur, Priyanka Mohite, and Poorna Malavath (the youngest in the world to do Everest and has also completed the seven summits) surely deserve a mention in the Top 15.

 

Which of your expeditions do you consider the most challenging and important, and why?

I always say that every mountain/peak is difficult, and on any given day, Mt. EVEREST (8,848 meters) can be considerably easy and Mt. Reo Purgyil (6,816 meters) can be very difficult. But still, these three are my hardest climbs so far:

Mt. Mana (7,273 meters) in 2009: We were caught in a snow blizzard and we were in the open (-30°C) for close to seventeen hours. We were exposed so much that we almost all had 1/2nd degree frostbite. I lost my finger in this expedition.

Mt Everest (8,848 meters) in 2012: We saw many things in 2012. There was a huge avalanche from Nuptse, Sherpa's death in a crevasse, and a huge barrage of shooting stones from Lhotse, because of which many teams aborted the attempts, but the worst was yet to come. We were caught in a blizzard on 18 May 2012 at South Col (summit camp). We decided to abort the attempt and stayed put in the tents to spend the night and the next day, while returning to the camp. Two, we came to know that five climbers had lost their lives that night. And when we finally climbed Mt. Everest on 25th May, we saw dead bodies anchored on the same rope on which we were climbing.

Mt Kamet (7,756 meters) in 2023: This was the most challenging expedition of mine. Though there was no casualty or anything but the amount of difficulty it posed, I had not faced for many years. Long route marches, long walks in glaciers, straight climbing walls and the deadly summit push ice wall. All these things made Mt. Kamet the most difficult mountain to climb.

Ranveer Singh Jamwal, mt denali summit highest in north american continent

Mt Denali summit - Highest in North American continent

 

You are also a Rescue Course Qualified instructor. What did the course teach you, and how much responsibility does a Leader have on such missions?

A rescue course-qualified instructor is trained to teach various aspects of rescue operations in outdoor and high-altitude environments, including Mountaineering, rock climbing, and other adventure sports. These courses typically cover various skills and knowledge related to rescue techniques, safety protocols, and emergency response. Here's what a rescue course typically teaches:

Technical Skills: Participants learn various technical skills related to rescue, such as rope work, anchor building, rappelling, and belaying techniques. These skills are essential for both rescuers and those in need of assistance.

Medical Training: Rescue courses often include basic first aid and wilderness medicine. This includes treating common outdoor injuries, identifying high-altitude illnesses, and providing initial medical care in remote settings.

Risk Assessment: Understanding how to assess risks in outdoor environments is crucial. Participants learn how to identify potential hazards and make informed decisions to minimize risks during rescue operations.

Team Coordination: Effective communication and teamwork are vital during rescue missions. Participants practice working as a team to execute complex rescue operations safely.

Scenario-Based Training: Practical scenarios are a vital component of rescue courses. Participants simulate real-life rescue situations to apply their skills and knowledge.

 

In terms of leadership responsibilities during rescue missions, the leader plays a pivotal role as follows:

Decision-Making: The leader must make critical decisions regarding whether to initiate a rescue, the best approach to the rescue, and how to ensure the safety of all team members.

Safety: Ensuring the safety of both the rescuers and the individuals in need of assistance is the leader's primary responsibility. This includes risk assessment, safety protocols, and emergency response planning.

Coordination: Leaders coordinate the rescue team's efforts, assigning roles and responsibilities based on each team member's skills and training.

Communication: Effective communication with team members, authorities, and individuals requiring rescue is essential. Leaders must maintain clear and constant communication to ensure a successful operation.

Resource Management: Leaders are responsible for managing resources such as equipment, medical supplies, and manpower efficiently.

Training and Preparation: Leaders ensure their team members are well-trained and prepared for rescue missions, conducting regular drills and maintaining equipment.  

Overall, a rescue course qualified instructor imparts the skills and knowledge needed to respond to emergencies in outdoor and high-altitude settings, and a leader on such missions carries the responsibility of orchestrating safe and effective rescue operations.

 

India has produced great mountaineers since Tenzing Norgay, along with Edmund Hillary, who summitted the highest peak. How has Mountaineering changed/transformed in these 60 years?

Mountaineering has changed how it was done from the 1950s to the 1980s. From 1990 onwards, Mount Everest saw the mushrooming of Adventure logistic agencies, and then this sector grew more. Even the local Sherpas started operating their own logistic agencies, and slowly, this system of guided climbs was adopted in other countries, too. In India, you also see many companies conducting guided climbs, and this business of guided climbs is growing daily.

Coming specifically to the climbing scene in India, I would say it is really encouraging as we see a lot of youngsters taking up this adventure sport and making it more visible to the youth of the country. Gone are the days when Mountaineering used to be only the forte of the Army, ITBP, and a few other Government organizations. These days, youth from civil backgrounds have taken the lead and are doing some good climbs, though the Army, ITBP, and other such organizations are still doing some wonderful climbs in the country and are still the leaders as far as technical and challenging climbs in India are concerned.

 

How did it feel to be awarded the prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award?

Receiving the prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award is a significant honour in mountaineering and adventure sports. It is typically a moment of immense pride and validation for the recipient's dedication, hard work, and outstanding achievements in their chosen field. It is a recognition that acknowledges the individual's accomplishments and their contribution to the broader adventure community.

Ranveer Singh Jamwal, receiving tenzing norgay national adventure award in 2013 from the honble president of india

Receiving Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award in 2013 from the Hon’ble President of India

 

Where do the Indian Mountaineering greats stand compared to those from other countries?

Indian mountaineers are at par with the other foreign mountaineers. In 1965, the Indian team was the 3rd ever to climb Mount Everest under Captain MS Kohli, putting nine members on top. This remained the world record for about 17 years. Legends like Colonel N Kumar was the pioneer of mountain exploration, and Colonel Premchand climbed the toughest route, the North East Spur, face of Kangchenjunga, to reclaim the glory for Indians. Indian team under Santosh Yadav climbed the most dangerous kangshung face of Everest and proved that we are at par with the best in mountaineering. Malli Mastan Babu climbed the highest mountain of all seven continents on seven different days of the week to make a new world record which is still unbroken. Arjun Vajpai climbed Mount Everest at the age of sixteen and became the youngest person in the World. Poorna Malavath climbed Mount Everest at the tender age of thirteen and became the Youngest in the World to do so. We have numerous such examples to prove that we are at par with the Best in the World.

 

Where do you stand in comparison with the Indian and International mountaineers?

I cannot really compare myself with anyone else. I only promised myself that come what may, I will climb at least one mountain every year, and it has been fifteen years now, and I have not broken that promise, even during COVID years. There has been a year when I climbed eight mountains in a year. I am not in competition with anyone. I am the biggest believer in consistency, and that is what I am doing: just bettering myself each day.

I am 50 mountaineering expeditions now with three Everest summits, the highest mountain of all seven Continents, two Virgin mountains, and more than thirty-two mountains in India, including the most challenging six thousand meters and seven thousand meters peaks.

I have been fortunate to have been awarded the prestigious "Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award", "the state Sports award", "the IMF Gold Medal", nine awards from the Indian Army, and many more awards from various Indian organizations.

Now you have to decide as to where I stand.

 

Could you tell us about the next top three trails on your Mountaineering bucket list? 

As of now, the whole focus is on "Har Shikhar Tiranga", but yes, there are some treks/expeditions I want to do someday.

North Pole

Mt. Everest-Lhotse Traverse

Mt. Kangchenjunga from Indian Side

Ranveer Singh Jamwal, crossing the crevasse in khumbu glacier with a backdrop-of-the-mt-everest-mt-lhotse

Crossing the Crevasse in Khumbu glacier with a backdrop of the Mt. Everest & Mt Lhotse

 

What advice would you give to one of your peers who wants to take up Mountaineering? 

Certainly, here is some advice for someone who wants to take up Mountaineering:

Start with Training: Mountaineering is physically demanding. Begin with a good fitness regimen that includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, and endurance exercises. Working with a personal trainer or joining a mountaineering club can be beneficial.

Learn from Experts: Seek guidance from experienced mountaineers or consider enrolling in mountaineering courses offered by recognized mountaineering institutes like NIMAS, HMI, JIM, ABVIMAS, and JIM&WS. Learning from experts can provide you with essential skills and safety knowledge.

Join a Community: Connect with other mountaineers and join a mountaineering community or club. Networking with experienced climbers can provide valuable insights and opportunities for group climbs.

Gradual Progression: once you get the essential knowledge after qualifying for the courses mentioned above, start with less challenging peaks and gradually work your way up to more strenuous climbs. Gain experience and confidence before attempting more technical climbs.

Mental Preparation: Mountaineering can be mentally challenging. Develop mental resilience, stay calm under pressure, and learn to make decisions in high-stress situations.

Fitness and Health: Please be aware that physical and mental health aspects are important parameters. Ensure you are fit for the challenges of Mountaineering, and be aware of any medical conditions that could affect your safety.

Remember that Mountaineering can be both exhilarating and risky, so always prioritize safety and responsible climbing practices. Start with caution, gain Experience over time, and enjoy the incredible experiences the mountains offer.

 

What is your message for children who look up to you as a role model?

As a role model for aspiring adventurers and young minds, my message is simple. Never stop dreaming, and never stop believing in yourselves, but at the same time, do understand that the execution is the most expensive part. When you dream, work hard and put all your dedicated efforts in to that dream to realize it. The path to achieving your goals may be challenging, but it is in those challenges that you will find your true strength and resilience. Embrace every obstacle as an opportunity to grow, learn, and become the best version of yourself. Surround yourself with positive people and seek knowledge.

Remember, every mountaintop is within your reach if you keep climbing, one step at a time. So, aim high, work hard, and let your dreams take flight!

 

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    • sprintersapp
    • sprintersapp3 months ago
    • I have read your blog carefully it was so informative and knowledge base.
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    • Kiran Jamwal7 months ago
    • Hardwork, perseverance , never give up attitude and an outstanding leadership quality ......is what makes colonel Ranveer Singh Jamwal one of the best mountaineer & finest leader of the present generation. So proud to see his journey throughout.
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    • Puja Panchmukhi7 months ago
    • Colonel Ranveer Singh Jamwal is undoubtedly the epitome of mountaineering excellence in India. His unparalleled skills, unwavering determination, and undying passion for conquering the most challenging peaks have not only brought glory to our nation but also inspired countless aspiring mountaineers.
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