Colonel Ranveer Jamwal became to first army officer to scale the seven highest peaks across all the continents. He achieved the feat on January 4, at 5 pm by scaling Mount Vinson in Antarctica despite adverse wind and climatic conditions. He shared his achievement on Facebook. Col Jamwal posted, “Mount Vinson, the highest mountain of Antarctica Climbed successfully on 04 Jan. just landed at Punta Arenas (Chile) from Antarctica.”
Earlier, on December 25 last year, the officer had left for Antarctica. Before this, the officer has scaled Mt Everest (Highest mountain in the World and Asia), the highest mountain of Africa (Mt Killimanjaro), Australia (Mt Carstenesz Pyramid), Europe (Mt Elbrus), South America (Mt Aconcagua) & North America (Mt Denali). Colonel Jamwal has the distinction of climbing Mount Everest three times. He has done more than 30 expeditions across six continents. Col Jamwal is the only person in India to lead ‘back-to-back three Everest Expeditions’. Apart from this, a total 51 climbers have climbed Everest under his dynamic leadership.
He is the proud recipient of Highest Adventure Award of India, Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award. The army officer was declared the best mountaineer of India by Indian Mountaineering Foundation in 2017 and was awarded the IMF Gold Medal duly recognising his feats. He is a resident of a of Badhori village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district.