Krushnaa Patil

 Krushnaa Patil: The Mountaineer


Born: October 30, 1989

Mumbai, India

“We need to lay a foundation for the next generation to understand what’s going on.”



  • In 2009 at 19 years old, Krushnaa Patil became the youngest Indian to scale the pinnacle of the world – Mount Everest; she remains the youngest woman from Maharashtra, and the second-youngest woman from India, to do so.
  • On her quest to scale the Seven Summits, the highest peaks of the seven continents, Krushnaa became the first Indian woman atop Asia, Africa, Antarctica, and South America.
  • As an Ink Fellow and motivational speaker, Krushnaa’s talks focus on achieving the impossible and successfully conquering personal challenges.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, currently pursuing her Masters.
  • Trained at the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi, Uttrakhand. Completed a basic course in 2007 and an advanced course in 2008.
  • Diploma in Contemporary Dance

Awards:Krushnaa Patil

  • 2009: Rajiv Gandhi Puraksar
  • 2009: Kesari Lokmanya Tilak Felicitation
  • 2009: Hirkani Puraskar
  • 2009: Young Achiever Citadel Award
  • 2009: Young Achiever Mitcom Award
  • 2009: Zhansi Ki Rani Award
  • 2009: Indira Gandhi Puraskar
  • 2010: Maharashtra Ratna
  • 2010: Rotary International Award
  • 2010: Gr8 Women’s Awards
  • 2010: CNN IBN Young Indian Leaders Award
  • 2010: Today’s Youth Asia Award (Nepal)