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Harshvardhan Joshi
Personal information
Main disciplineMountainer
Other disciplinesSustainability
Born (1995-11-13) 13 November 1995 (age 28)
Vasai, Maharashtra, India
NationalityIndian
Career
Notable ascentsMount Everest, Mount Lobuche, Mount Stok Kangri, Mount Deo Tibba, Mount Draupadi ka Danda

Harshvardhan Joshi (born 13 November 1995) is an Indian mountaineer and sustainability advocate[1] from Vasai, Maharashtra.[2][3]

Biography

Joshi was born in Vasai, Maharashtra, and was schooled in his native village. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in IT from Mumbai University.[2] He completed mountaineering and outdoor courses at the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and NOLS.[4] He has climbed six mountains of 6000 meters and above in his mountaineering career which started in 2016.[5] During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, he organized and finished an Ironman 70.3 distance triathlon on World Mental Health Day to raise awareness about mental health issues.[6][7]

Mountaineering expeditions

Joshi climbed Stok Kangri (20,187 ft) in 2016.[8] In October 2019, Joshi embarked on an expedition to Himlung Himal (23,379 ft), in the Nar-Phu region of Nepal.[9]

On 23 May 2021, Joshi reached the summit of Mount Everest in a carbon neutral effort by installing solar panels to offset his climb.[10][11][12][13] During his climb, he contracted COVID-19 and encountered two cyclones on his way to the summit.[14][15][16][17]

Honors and awards

See also

References

  1. ^ "TEDxHRCollege | TED". www.ted.com. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  2. ^ a b Dutta, Riddhiman (4 February 2020). "Meet Vasai-born Harshvardhan Joshi who aims to summit Mt Everest". Mumbai Mirror.
  3. ^ Tahseen, Ismat (25 March 2020). "'I was looking forward to climbing Mt. Everest, I will not give up on my dream'". The Times of India.
  4. ^ "एव्हरेस्ट चढाई अडचणीत... | eSakal". www.esakal.com (in Marathi).
  5. ^ "SangHarsh - Mission Mt. Everest 2020". Sangharsh -.
  6. ^ "Mumbai man completes solo Ironman Triathlon during pandemic | Mumbai News - Times of India". The Times of India. TNN. 19 October 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Meet the Indian mountaineer, 24, who completed solo Ironman triathlon in pandemic". The Indian Express. 28 November 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Mountaineer and Triathlete, Harshvardhan Joshi is on his way to attempt Mount Everest". NewsX. 24 September 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  9. ^ Meghrajani, Tamanna (30 September 2019). "Vasai resident embarks on tough mountain expedition". The Hindu.
  10. ^ "Indian mountaineer scales Mt Everest in carbon neutral effort: Report". The Times of India. 31 May 2021. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 12 June 2024.
  11. ^ Service, Tribune News. "Mumbai mountaineer scales Mt Everest in carbon neutral effort". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  12. ^ Online, T. H. T. (31 May 2021). "Indian climber Harshvardhan Joshi claims historic 'green summit' of Everest". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 12 June 2024.
  13. ^ Kumar, Ajay, India TV (8 June 2021). "VIDEO: Jeetega India | Harshvardhan Joshi, a mountaineer who conquered Mt Everest in unique way". www.indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 12 June 2024.((cite web)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ "25-yr-old conquers Everest, days after recovering from Covid-19". The Indian Express. 21 June 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2024.
  15. ^ Desai, Shail (11 June 2021). "I Got COVID-19 While Climbing Everest. Then Came Two Cyclones". www.vice.com. Retrieved 3 July 2022.
  16. ^ "This 25 year old Indian mountaineer conquered Everest despite being COVID positive". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  17. ^ "How Covid-19 scaled Mt Everest". Hindustan Times. 24 May 2021. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  18. ^ "Fit India Champions | Fit India". fitindia.gov.in. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  19. ^ "IAA Olive Crown Awards 2022: Shreerang Charitable Trust bags six awards". Financialexpress. 29 April 2022. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  20. ^ "Announcing the 2024 Dow Sustainability Fellows | Graham Sustainability Institute". graham.umich.edu. Retrieved 12 June 2024.


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