Krushnaa Patil: Bio

At the age of 19, I summitted Mt. Everest, becoming the youngest Indian and the first Maharashtra woman to do so. My passion towards mountaineering drove me further towards the ambition of the Seven Summits crown, more experience and recognition coming, as I became the first Indian woman atop the highest mountains in 4 continents – Mt. Vinson Massif in Antarctica, Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina, Mt. Elbrus in Europe, and Mt. Kosciuszko in Australia.

AWARDS AND FELICITATIONS
  • Kesari, Lokmanya Tilak Felicitation, 2009
  • Rajiv Gandhi Award, 2009
  • Hirkani Puraskar, 2009
  • Young Achiever, Citadel Award 2009
  • Young Achiever, Mitcom Award 2009
  • Zhansi Ki Rani Award 2009
  • Indira Gandhi Puraskar, 2009
  • Maharashtra Ratna – 2010
  • Rotary International Award, 2010
  • Gr8 Women’s Awards, 2010
  • Young Indian Leaders, CNN-IBN, 2010
  • Today’s Youth Asia Award (Nepal), 2010
LIST OF MOUNTAINS CLIMBED/ATTEMPTED
S. No. Objective Approx. Date  Continent/Country/Route Max Altitudes/ Points
1 Mt. Draupadi ka Danda Advanced Course, NIM 2008/Jun  India, Dingad valley 5670mtrs
2 Mt. Satopanth Pre Everest NIM expedition 2008/Sept India, Satopanth – Gaumukh – Nandan Van – Vasuki Tal 7075m
3 Mt. Everest 2009/May Asia, Nepal, Tenzing- Hillary traditional route 8848m
4 Mt. Kilimanjaro 2009/Oct Africa, Kenya, Umbwe route 5895m
5 Mt. Vincent Massif 2009/Dec Antarctica 4892m
6 Mt. Aconcagua 2010/Jan South America, Argentina, Punta del Inca route 6952m
7 Mt. Kosciuszko 2010/Mar Australia, Mount Kosciuszko 2228m
8 Mt. Elbrus 2010/Apr Europe, Russia, Baskan valley route 5642m
9 Mt. McKinley 2010/May North America, U.S.A., West buttress route 5750m[not summited]
10 Draupadi ka Danda II 2012/Oct India, Dingad Valley (as instructor on AMC, at NIM Uttarkashi) 5500m
11 Mt. Makalu 2013-14/May Nepal, Makalu La Route 8200m[not summited]

When I’m Not Climbing

I have participated in expeditions and projects even outside the mountains

  • Intl. Women’s Mountain Rally (Annapurna Circuit), X-trip Nepal, Oct 2010
  • Wipeout India, Argentina, NDTV Imagine, Feb 2011
  • Extreme Trails (Nissan X-Trail Driving Rally from Rajasthan-Siachen Glacier), National Geographic Channel, Sept 2011
  • Horse-riding through the Andes, 1000+km, Jan 2010
  • Go Green Girls Cycling Expedition, from Kolkata to Kanyakumari, 3000+km, Feb 2011
  • Parasailing, Solang Valley, Aug 2011
  • Rafting in the River Ganges, 175km, Oct 2012
  • Scuba Diving, Tarkarli, Mar 2013
  • Cycling Expedition, Bombay – Goa, 600+km, Mar 2013

 

 

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