Krushnaa Patil: The Mountaineer
Born: October 30, 1989
“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
- 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)