Colonel Ranveer Singh Jamwal is one of the top mountaineers and is the first Indian army officer to climb seven summits. He is a third-generation soldier and is known as an Ace Mountaineer. He was born on 26 December 1975. His family is from Badhori of Samba District in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. He completed his primary and secondary education from the Army School, Ratnuchak, and always dreamt of joining the Army. He also influenced his father Onkar Singh - a retired soldier. He learned the dignity of hard work from the former. He sees his father as his role model. He cleared the Officer Examination (Army Cadet College) and joined the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun in 1998. Jamwal joined the Army as a sepoy when he was 17 and acquired the motivation to break all shackles of the human spirit to test his every limit. Hailing from sturdy mountain stock, the great mountaineer of India spent his childhood pursuing the sport of every kind, excelling in football and javelin, consistently winning gold.
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.