New Delhi: Colonel Ranveer Singh Jamwal is on a mission to comb the highest mountain of all seven continents. His final Frontier is Mt Vinson in Antarctica for which he is scheduled to depart on 25th Dec. The probable date of summit will be between 6 Jan to 09 Jan, depending on the weather. He has already climbed Mt Everest,the highest mountain of Africa Mt Killimanjaro, Mt Carstenesz Pyramid in Australia,Mt Elbrusin in Europe Mt Aconcagua in South Africa and Mt Denali in North America.
“My summit is all dependant on wether.I am very thankful of my seniors who supported me whenever I need most,”said Colonel Ranveer Jamwal to Zee News before departing for the summit.
Col Jamwal has the distinction of climbing Mount Everest three times. He has done more than 30 expeditions across six continents. He is the only person in India to lead back to back three Everest Expeditions and total 51 climbers have climbed Everest under his dynamic leadership.
In 2015 Col Jamwal and his team had rescued a team of climbers at Everest saving more than 60 lives. “Mountering is my passion. I have lost my one finger once I was doing one Himalayan Summit. I am very thankful of my family members who always stood with me,” Col Jamwal stated.
Col Jamwal is the proud recipient of Highest Adventure Award of India Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award. He was awarded along with Virat Kohli with many other prominent sport stars in 2013.
He has got 7 Awards from Army including the prestigious Vishisht Seva Medal twice. He got the highest award of J&K government Sher-e-Kashmir award for outstanding sportsperson. He was also declared the best mountaineer of India by Indian mountaineering foundation in 2017.
(With inputs from Manish Shukla, Zee News)