Colonel Ranveer Singh Jamwal, the top adventurer in India, is one of the top climbers in India. As the first Indian army officer to conquer the Seven Summits, he has achieved remarkable milestones in the world of mountaineering. Born on 26 December 1975, Colonel Jamwal hails from Badhori in Samba District, Jammu and Kashmir. Coming from a family with a strong military background, his passion for mountaineering and adventure was deeply ingrained from an early age. Completing his primary and secondary education from Army School, Ratnuchak, Colonel Jamwal always aspired to join the army, inspired by his father, Onkar Singh, a retired soldier. He attributes his strong work ethic and determination to his father, whom he considers his role model. At the age of 17, he joined the Army as a sepoy, driven by the motivation to test his limits and overcome challenges. Colonel Jamwal's journey to become an infantry officer began when he cleared the Army Cadet College exam. His remarkable tenacity and unwavering spirit led him to conquer Mount Everest, making him the first Indian army officer to achieve this feat. He underwent training at the High-Altitude Warfare School in Gulmarg, which further fueled his passion for mountaineering. In 2007, he successfully climbed Machoi near Zoji La, marking the beginning of his extraordinary mountaineering career.
With the same remarkable tenacity that underlines his life as the first Indian army officer to conquer Mount Everest, Jamwal rises to be an infantry officer after clearing the Army Cadet College exam. In 2003, he arrived at the High Altitude Warfare School, Gulmarg, for a course and left as a convert. Getting a chance to be part of the Army mountaineering team is an honor for him. In 2007, he first climbed Machoi near Zoji La.
He is the first Indian to climb the Seven Summits and Mount Everest three times. He is a veteran of more than 30 mountaineering expeditions across seven continents that include the Mount Everest expedition three times. Colonel Jamwal was awarded the Country's highest Adventure Award, "The Tenzing Norgay Award" (Equivalent to the Arjuna Award) in 2013. He also got 7 Awards from the Army includes the Vishisht Seva Medal for climbing and the highest gallantry award in India. He was declared the best mountaineer of India by the Indian mountaineering foundation in 2017. The Indian Mountaineering Foundation, an apex mountaineering body, also awarded him the IMF Gold Medal in 2017. Today he is being counted amongst the World's best mountaineers.
Colonel Jamwal's ever-smiling face and pleasant demeanor infect everyone interacting with him. The best Indian mountaineer prides himself and his service. It seems as soon as he starts speaking. Life has been a constant test of grit and resolves for Jamwal.
Life has been a constant test of grit and resolves for Jamwal. His achievements would be an enthusiasm for the upcoming generation.
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Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award
On 31 August 2013, Ranveer Jamwal was awarded the highest national award for adventure.
Vishisht Seva Medal
On 15 January 2015, He was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal(VSM) by the President of India.
Bar to VSM
He was awarded a bar to his Vishisht Seva Medal VSM On 15 January 2016.
Sher-E-Kashmir Sports Award
He was awarded the Sher-E-Kashmir Sports Award by the Jammu and Kashmir government on 26 January 2016.