Dream Big and Dare to Chase it - KEYNOTE (Arjun Vajpai)

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by Sumeet Anand (proposing) on Friday, January 24, 2014


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To share about mountaineering, the training, challenges, attitude and discipline required.


Arjun will share his journey as a teen and becoming the youngest Indian to climb Mount Everest and his plans ahead. He will share pics and videos from his various expeditions and his thoughts on how to “dream big and dare to chase it” and what are the key essentials for the same for any entrepreneur, artist, sportsman or anyone.

Speaker bio

Arjun Vajpai was the youngest Indian to climb Mount Everest. He achieved this feat at an age of 16 years, 11 months and 18 days. He broke the record set by the [[Krushnaa Patil]] of Maharashtra who climbed the summit at the age of 19. On 20 May 2011, he became the youngest climber ever to summit Lhotse, aged 17 years, 11 months and 16 days.

Arjun also became the youngest to summit Mt.Manaslu on October 4, 2011 at 10 am.
Arjun Vajpai, Tshering Phinjo Sherpa and Nima Tshering Sherpa started from South Col (Camp IV 7950m) at 10:24 pm on 21 May and they reached the Top of Mt. Everest at 06:33 am (Kathmandu Time)on 22 May. He did the wonder at 06.18 hrs on Saturday, outpacing Maharashtra’s Krishnaa Patil, who climbed the mountain in 2010 at the age of 19.

Arjun is the Son of Capt. Sanjeev Vajpai and Priya Bajpai of Noida. Arjun, a Class-XII student at Ryan International School, Noida, had fascination for trekking and mountaineering from childhood. He has undergone two years of training from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering