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The daring Indian mountaineer

The daring Indian mountaineer

The famous mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu, has passed away at a young age of 40. Let us take a look at his brave achievements.

The great legend, Mastan babu died on March twenty four, 2015 within the Andes Mountains, where he was coming down after summiting “Tres Cruces Sur”.

He was once named a local saint ‘Mastan Swamy’, Malli Mastan babu. He was born on September 3, 1974 at Gandhi Jana Sangam Village of Sangam mandal, Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh. He did his early schooling at the Sainik Schook in Korukonda, and went on to get his B.E. in electrical engineering from NIT Jamshedpur in 1996. He then graduated with an M.Tech from IIT Kharagpur in 1998.

2004 saw the beginning of the mountain climbing career of Malli Mastan Babu. Throughout his mountaineering career which spanned eleven years or, to be precise, 4105 days, Malli Mastan babu achieved what not several Indian mountaineers had achieved up to now.


He climbed the seven summits Malli in 172 days in 2006 thereby making a Guinness Record. He climbed Puncak Jaya (4884m), additionally referred to as Carstensz Pyramid, on twenty eight October 2006.

While he was doing the record breaking summit summits in 172 days, Malli became the first Indian to summit Mount Vinson Massif in Antarctica.

In a high altitude trek in 2008, Malli climbed 1100 km in seventy five days, covering the region between Mount Everest to Kanchanjanga, climbing all the high passes between them.

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