Arjun Vajpai is the third youngest Indian to climb the Mount Everest. He achieved this feat at a very early age of 16 years. He broke the record of Krushnaa Patil of Maharashtra, who climbed the summit at the age of 19. On 20 May 2011, Krushnaa became the youngest climber ever to Summit Lhotse, aged 17 years. Arjun, too, became the youngest to Summit Mt Manaslu on October 4, 2011.
Arjun Vajpai, Nima Tshering Sherpa and Tshering Phinjo Sherpa started from South Col (Camp IV 7950 m) at 10:24 pm on 21 May and reached the top of Mt Everest at 06:33 am (Kathmandu Time) on 22 May.
On October 14, 2015, Arjun, along with mountaineer Bhupesh Kumar, created another history by scaling an unexplored peak 6,180 meters high in Himachal's Spiti Valley.
Arjun is the son of Capt. Sanjeev Vajpai and Priya Bajpai. Arjun, a Class-XII student at Ryan International School, Noida, was fascinated with trekking and mountaineering since childhood. He has undergone two years of training from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.
- Youngest climber in the world to climb Mt Lhotse (4th highest mountain) in 2011
- Youngest climber in the world to climb Mt Manaslu (8th highest mountain)
- Summit Island Peak in 2010
- Basic and Advanced mountaineering courses from NIM