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Santosh Yadav
Indian mountain climber

Santosh Yadav

Santosh Yadav
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Intro Indian mountain climber
Is Mountaineer Police officer Athlete
From India
Field Law Sports
Gender female
Birth 1967
Age 56 years
University of Rajasthan
Padma Shri in sports  
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Santosh Yadav is an Indian mountaineer. She is the first woman in the world to climb Mount Everest twice, and the first woman to successfully climb Mt. Everest from Kangshung Face. She climbed the peak first in May 1992 and then again in May 1993.

During her Everest mission of 1992 she saved the life of another climber, Mohan Singh, by sharing oxygen with him.

Early life and education

She was born in Joniyawas village in Rewari district of Haryana state, India as the sixth child in a family of five boys. She attended Maharani College in Jaipur, where she was able to see mountaineers from her room. She was inspired by this to join Uttarkashi's Nehru Institute of Mountaineering while successfully continuing her studies for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) exams in a hostel provided by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation at Connought Place, New Delhi.

she was born on dated 10 october 1967 Aged 25

in 1992, Yadav scaled Everest, becoming the youngest woman in the world to achieve this feat. Within twelve months, she became a member of an Indo-Nepalese Women's expedition, and scaled Everest the second time, thus setting the record as the only woman to have scaled the Everest twice. Currently she is an officer in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police. She was a part of the nine-nation international climbing camp-cum-expedition to Nun Kun in 1989.

Yadav was awarded the Padma Shri in 2000.


  • In 1999, Santosh Yadav led an Indian mountaineering expedition to Kangshung Face, Everest.
  • In 2001, she led mountaineering team to East Face, Mt. Everest.
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