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Malli Mastan Babu

“Challenge is what enthralls me and free spirit is what I exhibit. “Never Give Up, Never Give In!” is a phrase that works miracles for me. “Courage and Conviction” has been a way of expression of my self.”


P.G.D.M. I.I.M. Calcutta 2002 – 04
M.Tech (Electronics) I.I.T. Kharagpur 1996 – 98
B.E.(Electrical Engg) N.I.T. Jamshedpur 1992 – 96
High School ( 6th  – 12th) Sainik School Korukonda (Andhra Pradesh) 1985 – 92

Professional Experience

Worked as Senior Software Engineer for 3 years (1998 – 2001)

World Records

  • Fastest 7 Summiteer in the world (172 days, Jan 19 – July 10, 2006)
  • Only person in the world to do 7summits on seven days of the week and one in each calendar month
  • Only South Asian to accomplish 7 Summits

Indian Records

  • 1st Indian and only Indian to accomplish 7 Summits
  • 1st Indian to summit Mt. Vinson Massif, the tallest peak of Antarctica
  • 1st Indian to summit Mt. Carstensz Pyramid, the tallest peak of Oceania
  • 1st and only person from Andhra Pradesh to summit Mt. Everest

# Malli trekked extensively in Indian and Nepal Himalayas. He undertook “Grand circuit“trek of Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile.


Everest Base Camp traverse covering Gokyo Lakes, Chukung and Everest Base camp Trekked from Gorak shep to Namchee bazar (42 km, Everest marathon route) in one day Accomplished Kalapatar(18,481ft) and Everest base(17,600 ft) camp on the same day Trekked from Chukung to Gorak shep via kongma la pass on the same day!


Several Solo Treks in Gangotri Region (Tapovan, Dharali Tals)
Solo Night in the formidable Gangotri glacier (16,000 ft)
Uttarkashi – Yamunotri Trek via Darwa Top


Guichala Trek
Manebhanjang – Sandakhpu Trek
West Sikkim Trek in Kanchenjunga National Park
Ranchi waterfalls (Sita, Jhona, Dassam and Hundru falls)


Manali: Beas Kund, Shitidhar Base Camp (15,500 ft)
Lahul: Chandra Tal (14,460 ft), Kumjung Pass (15,000 ft), Kumjung Peak (18,000 ft)

Malli’s Achievements during Academic Years

IIM, Calcutta

  • Founder of IIM Calcutta Adventure Club, 2003
    Awarded Dr. B.C. Roy Award for best outstanding contribution to campus in recognition for the initiation of IIM C Adventure Club
  • Stood First in the 5KM race for IIM C Adventure Club selection
  • Member of IIM Calcutta Athletics Team & Volley ball team

IIT, Kharagpur

  • Stood 3rd in Inter-hall Water polo competition
  • Won Best player of the Hall award in Volleyball
  • Participated in Athletics, Waterpolo, swimming and volleyball competitions

National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur

  • Athletics Captain
  • Runners Up in All India Engineering colleges Volleyball meet
  • Executive Member of Engineer’s Adventure Club
  • Stood 1st in 6.5KM running race, Engineer’s Adventure Club
  • Stood 3rd in 5000m running race at Friendship meet, IIT Kharagpur

Sainik School, Koruknoda (AP)

  • Stood in the Merit List of National Level Science Talent Search Exam, 1991.
  • Won Best Swimmer Award, 1992
  • NCC A&B Certificates


  • Freelance photography, writing, reading
  • Skating, Table Tennis (Ambidextrous), Skipping
  • Solving Rubik’s cube
  • Yoga, meditation, pranayama

On a mission to conquer peaks

“The incredible feat of Malli Mastan Babu will inspire millions of our youth. On behalf of Sir Edmund Hillary, I send you our hearty congratulations”
Senator John Kerry (US Presidential candidate, 2004) presents “Outstanding Youth of the Year Award” to Malli
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